Did you know that Carpenters in Hawaiʻi make on average $35 per hour, 44% more than the national average?

Through a creative partnership between the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and its partners, we are happy to announce the launch of our Hawaiian Carpentry Program designed to help Hawaiians jump start their career in carpentry.

Participants will learn industry terminology, carpentry math, safety regulations, basic tool knowledge, how to read blue prints, and how to navigate the government permitting process. Participants will even earn an Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 certification and receive job placement assistance from influential leaders within the respective trade.

The cost of this program is subsidized by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and its community partners. In other words, there is no cost to students who successfully complete the program. A $50 deposit will be required from each student on the first day of class, which will be returned if they comply with the attendance and participation requirements.

The minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

We are currently only accepting applications for residents on Maui and Molokaʻi.

Time & Locations

Molokaʻi  – starts January 27, 2020

Classes will begin in January and last for 12 weeks.

Program participants must commit to attending class each week.

Maui  – starts February 3, 2020

Classes will begin in February and last for several weeks.

Program participants must commit to attending class each week.