For the second year in a row, two of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Hawaii’s Best Awards were awarded to Leeward Community College. The readers selected Leeward Community College as Hawaii’s Best Career and Technical Education for 2016 and Leeward Theatre as second place in Live Theatre category.
Chancellor Manny Cabral received the First Place plaque at the Star Advertiser’s Hawaii’s Best Award celebration on Monday, June 20 at the Pacific Club. Cabral stated, “We are so happy to repeat our first and second place awards. Being selected as Hawaii’s Best is a reflection of the dedication and hard work of everyone at the College.”
Dean of Leeward’s Career & Technical Education, Ron Umehira, also stated, “We are very happy to have been recognized as Hawaii’s Best in Career and Technical Education for the second year in a row and for our second place finish in Live Theater. Our appreciation goes out to all those that voted for Leeward CC and recognized the quality of our credit and non-credit career and technical programs and the performances in our theater.”
Leeward’s Career & Technical Programs include accounting, automotive technology, business technology, culinary arts, digital media, education, health information technology, information & computer science, 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.