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New Construction Training Center Now Scheduling 2010 Classes

The opening of the Construction Training Center of the Pacific (CTC) in its new location at Mill Town Center Industrial Park in Waipahu will be formalized with a blessing and dedication on Tuesday, November 17.

Classes at the new $7.8 million, 16,000 square foot facility, which are open to the industry at large and anyone interested in entering the construction industry, include continuing education, manufacturer’s certification courses, and preapprentice qualification training.

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training, the primary program offered by CTC, is coordinated by Barbara Nishikawa, Building Industry Association Director of Training, who describes it as a “comprehensive program that reaches out to displaced workers, minorities, and anyone interested in entering the construction industry by presenting an overview of the opportunities and requirements for some of the over 150 different construction industry jobs.”

“This program will provide opportunities for participants to gain the necessary knowledge and job skills for entry level positions in an industry eager for new recruits,” Nishikawa said.

Karen Nakamura, BIA Chief Executive Officer, said the project has been made possible by its many donors, both public and private, and is a result of the entire community coming together to make CTC a reality.

“The professional training community has responded by booking classroom space for classes scheduled in 2010. We are really excited about working with the many trainers out there who care about improving the quality and expertise of our industry’s work-force,” Nakamura said.

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