Fourth Year of Recognition

For the fourth year in a row, two of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s People's Choice "Best of" Awards were awarded to Leeward Community College. The readers once again selected Leeward Community College as Hawaii’s Best Career and Technical Education for 2018 and Leeward Theatre was a finalist in Live Theatre category.

Chancellor Manny Cabral stated, “I’m so proud of winning these awards for four years in a row! Our workforce development continues to expand in both credit and non-credit areas. Being selected as Hawaii’s Best is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of everyone at the College. We’re also thrilled for the finalist award for our Theatre, which is currently in the final stages of renovation.”

Dean of Leeward’s Career & Technical Education, Ron Umehira, also stated, “We are very happy to have been recognized once again as Hawaiʻi’s Best in Career and Technical Education and for our Theatre to be a finalist in Live Theater,” said Leeward’s Career and Technical Education Dean Ron Umehira. “Our appreciation goes out to all those that voted for Leeward CC and recognized the quality of programs.”

Leeward’s Career & Technical Programs include accounting, automotive technology, business technology, culinary arts, digital media, education, health information technology, information & computer science, integrated industrial technology, management, plant biology & tropical agriculture, substance abuse counseling, and television program on the credit side and business and professional studies, computers and technology, healthcare and caregiver services, healthcare technology, industrial technology, transportation and customized training solutions offered as non-credit.

The Hawaiʻi’s Best Awards are annually chosen by the readers of the Star Advertiser. More than one hundred categories are included in this year’s Star-Advertiser publication, which was released on June 17, 2018.

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