The military is an important component of the population and economy of Hawaii. Nearly 100,000 military personnel and their families make up nearly ten percent of Hawaii’s population – the highest proportion of any state in the country. Hawaii is the headquarters for the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Fleet Command, as well as military installations that support all five services. The majority of the presence in Hawaii is concentrated on the Island of Oahu.
The University of Hawaii, Leeward Community College, is dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families in the State of Hawaii. Leeward Community College is centrally located in Oahu, less than 15 miles from bases representing all services.
Spouses and dependent children of active duty personnel from all services
Select retired Veterans from all services
Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM)
Hybrid Curriculum: Coursework is composed of a combination of online learning and in-person labs and practical exercises. The in-person labs and practical exercises are available to all participants in an open learning lab that will be available on weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends (Lab hours will be provided during registration).
Program length varies based on the student’s availability to complete the in-person labs and practical exercises as well as completion of the online learning. Typically, the coursework can be completed within 6 months.
Operation Next is an official Department of Defense Skillbridge MOU. Active Duty personnel that meets the criteria for Skillbridge eligibility may apply for the Skillbridge program. (Skillbridge approval is at the discretion of the individual command, and is based on Optempo and Manning).
Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA)
Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike Street
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INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES MAINTENANCE (ITM)
COMPUTERIZED NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC)
If you are active-duty military, a spouse, dependent or veteran*, a manufacturing employer, or a military installation representative, get involved now to experience the benefits of Operation Next.