AlohaCare, a nonprofit, community-based health plan for the state's QUEST health care program, has been selected by the University of Hawaii Community Colleges Employment Training Center as its Community Partner for 2001.
UH applauds AlohaCare
for jobs partnership
The award was presented for AlohaCare's support in providing "real world educational opportunities" to students at the Employment Training Center.
John McComas, AlohaCare chief executive officer, said, "We know how tough it can be to get a job out of college. That's why we are happy to do our part to support the community by providing 'real world' learning experiences as well as potential jobs for these students."
The UH Employment Training Center prepares students to function successfully in the work force. AlohaCare has participated in the field experience program since 1998 and now has nine employees from the program.
Dani Tomiyasu, AlohaCare special projects coordinator, said the program is a "win-win situation for everyone involved. Students are able to get on-the-job training to familiarize them with a real job environment, while organizations like AlohaCare have access to potential employees with basic office skills and an understanding of working values."
Ka Leo O Hawaii
University of Hawaii