Local Briefs

CNA training program offered

The University of Hawaii Maui College will offer a four-month-long program to train certified nurse aides from Aug. 22 through Dec. 22.

Applicants may qualify for full tuition sponsorship through the UH Hana Career Pathways grant for unemployed or underemployed residents or through Hui No Ke Ola Pono’s Kealaho’imai program.

The part-time program involves up to 12 hours of classes per week, plus additional study time. Classes will include online lectures and in-person training on campus.

Students will learn nurse aide and caregiving fundamentals to prepare for the state certified nurse aide examination and to become skilled entry-level health care providers. Assistance with searching for jobs or securing internship placements needed to fulfill requirements for the tuition sponsorship will also be provided.

Applicants must be ages 18 and older and pass campus health clearances. For more information or to obtain an application, email kealahoi@hawaii.edu.


Okinawa Kenjin Kai awards scholarships

The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai recently awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Mari Yamamoto of Maui High School and Deena Kiyabu of Baldwin High School.

Yamamoto will be attending Oregon State University with plans to major in architectural engineering. Kiyabu will be attending the University of Portland, where she plans to major in nursing.

The Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai is a nonprofit committed to perpetuating the Okinawan heritage, culture and arts.

For more information, contact Darren Konno at (808) 633-4439 or dskonno@hotmail.com.


LRF awards $40K in scholarships

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation recently awarded scholarships totaling $40,000 to 12 graduating seniors and 11 alumni from Lahainaluna High School.

Funds for the scholarships were donated by an anonymous donor.

The 12 graduating seniors who received scholarships include Lorraine Aguilar, Theressa Cabading, Kaleimani Kama, Julie-Ann Limon, James Johnson, Konner Marquez, Jaqueline Nguyen, Emily Partridge, Piper Pascua, Tricia Pascua, Marie Pineda and Allison Rante.

The 11 Lahainaluna High School alumni who received scholarships include Cassia Arnold, Caitlin Baclay, Briana Bandy, Liam Chadli, Ayn Marie Eastridge, Stacia Eng, Jolima Espiritu, Veronica Lara Jacobo, Hannah Valencia, Nyles Waiohu and Kokoru Yamazai.


‘Fuel Up. Do Good.’ benefits nonprofit

Ohana Fuels has selected Ka Lima O Maui as the beneficiary of its “Fuel Up. Do Good.” program.

A portion of the proceeds from every gallon of gasoline purchased at Ohana Fuels locations on Maui from July to September will be donated to Ka Lima O Maui.

Ohana Fuels will also provide the space and supplies for Ka Lima O Maui’s car wash fundraisers on Aug. 6 and Sept. 24 at the Ohana Fuels location on Wakea Avenue in Kahului.

Ka Lima O Maui is a community-based vocational rehabilitation program that provides job training and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.


Self-defense workshop open to teens, adults

Maui Ki-Aikido will offer a self-defense workshop for teens and adults from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday at the Shunshinkan Dojo in Wailuku.

The workshop will be taught by 6th Dan Tracy Reasoner, who will cover the fundamentals of awareness and calmness in movement and simple self-defense techniques.

The cost is $10. Reservations are not required, but participants should arrive by 6 p.m. to sign in. Participants should wear comfortable loose clothing and slippers.

The Shunshinkan Dojo is located at 194 South Market St. in Wailuku. For more information, call (808) 357-5172.


Maui Open Studios event begins July 9

The summer edition of Maui Open Studios will run for three consecutive weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning July 9.

The free event will feature more than 50 participating artists working in various mediums who will open their studios and exhibition spaces to show and sell their work to the public.

Participating studios in West, North, Central and East Maui will be open to visitors July 9-10; Upcountry Maui studios will be open to visitors July 16-17; and South Maui studios will be open to visitors July 23-24.

For more information, visit MauiOpenStudios.com.


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