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Hawaii tour guide programs offered

UH-Maui College will be holding professional tour guide and customer service in Hawaii certification programs, beginning Thursday through its Office of Continuing Education.

The certifications, a partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, are aimed at strengthening the visitor industry workforce and enhancing the guest experience. The certifications offer an introduction to the Hawaii visitor industry, servicing the global customer, Hookipa Me Ke Aloha, or “Hospitality with Aloha,” foundations of Hawaii and communicating with impact through talking.

The professional tour guides course runs 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from Thursday to Dec. 5. The certification exam is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6.

To register, go to ce.uhcc.

hawaii.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3914430.

The customer service certificate runs 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursday, from Thursday to Dec. 5. To register, go to ce.

uhcc.hawaii.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=3516127.

All programs are $500 for qualified employers in Hawaii’s visitor industry.

For more information on both programs, contact Dean Louie by phone at 984-0688 or by email at dlouie@

hawaii.edu.