Get FREE workforce training classes from CNHA's Hawaiian Trades Academy for Maui residents interested in clean-up and rebuild-related jobs

Free Workforce Training Classes for Maui Residents

CNHAʻs Hawaiian Trades Academy is offering free workforce training classes to Maui residents interested in clean-up and rebuild-related jobs. Check out below for our active programs and application link to apply.

We continually seek community feedback to stay informed of immediate workforce needs / interest, which helps us plan for more or new programs. Fill out the Interest Form below to let us know what program(s) you are interested in.

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About Hawaiian Trades Academy

The Hawaiian Trades Academy launched in 2019 to provide workforce development for economically and socially disadvantaged communities. The program goal is to raise the household income of families in Hawaiʻi.

Since its inception in 2019, the Hawaiian Trades Academy has received over $1.3M in grants; delivered 12 academies spanning Kauaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, and Oʻahu; and, serviced over 390 students in Carpentry, CDL, Fire, Police, and Solar academies. We are exploring more programs to deliver across the pae ʻāina.

Accelerator classes take place over an 8-14-week span. Participants learn and develop trade skills, gain mentoring, and leave the program with numerous certifications, like CDL licenses, OSHA-10 certification, respiratory and/or First Aid training. All programs include financial empowerment and Hawaiʻi culture education, and job placement assistance.

Am I a good fit?


  • 18 years and older (specific age requirements may apply for certain programs)
  • Hawaiʻi resident
  • Interested/passionate in starting a trade career
  • Looking to learn new skills and change careers

Fill out the interest form below to receive future announcements and notifications about upcoming programs. INTEREST FORM

Aloha, mahalo for your interest in our Maui CDL-A licensing program. If you are interested in attending a Maui CDL-A training class, please fill out our Maui Workforce Development application and select CDL-A as an interest. We will reach out to you from there. Should you have any questions, please contact us at Mahalo.


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