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NHERC Lifelong Learning Classes

NHERC offers a wide range of lifelong learning courses for personal enrichment every semester in Honokaʻa. For more info or to register call 775-8890 or e-mail us at nherc@hawaii.edu.

Brad Bordessa with his ukulele class at NHERC.


NHERC is pleased to announce our upcoming community education classes beginning in June. Please call 775-8890 for more information or to register.

Japanese for Everyone -
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm, June 3-August 5, 2015, Tuition: $100

    Join Japanese Issei and Retired Mathematics Teacher, Seiichi Kaida in this introductory class in Japanese language.  Gain knowledge in Japanese history, culture, customs, and way of thinking. The class will also focus on Japanese vocabulary, unique sentence structure and daily conversational expressions.

Introduction to Photovoltaic Design and Engineering -
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm, July 7-August 27, 2015, Tuition: $150

    Electrician and experienced solar installer James Wells will teach students how to design their own solar electric system for their home or farm. The course will also give students a basic understanding of electricity and the national electric code as well as cover basic safety standards. A certificate will be given upon completion.

Introduction to Drawing and Painting -
Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, June 6- August 1, 2015 (Except July 4) , Tuition: $140, includes art supplies.

    Are you interested in exploring and developing your creativity and learning about the basics of drawing and painting? Learn to compose dynamic and active compositions and build your personal portfolio of works by joining graphic designer Kellie Miyazu in this introductory course.

Basic Grant Writing -
Saturday June 13, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Tuition: $75

    Instructor Jeani Navarro has over 30 years of grant writing experience and will teach this introductory course to grant writing. Students will learn all about the grant writing process, how to write a compelling statement of need, and learn what funders are looking for in grant proposals.

Personal Caregiver Training Certification Course -

Saturdays, 9 am - 3 pm, June 20 - August 1, 2015 (except July 4), Tuition: $150


Instructors Jeani Navarro, Dr. Jan Brencick and Cecilia Adams will co-teach this Certification Course covering the history of the caregiver profession that provides current training in key areas like health and safety, personal care, use of equipment and body mechanics.  The comprehensive course is designed for those working as personal assistants or direct service workers with special needs youth and adults, and meets Hawai’i Department of Health Standards for Staff Training. A certificate will be given upon completion. *It is not a CNA Course.*


Advanced Grant Writing -
Saturday July 11, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00 pm, Tuition: $75

    Follow up on the skills you’ve gained in Basic Grant Writing with this advanced class instructed by Jeani Navarro. Gain a more in-depth understanding of the criteria funders use to determine whether your grant proposal is funded or rejected and bring a draft of your grant to get individualized editing assistance before submission.

Annual Security Report Availability

The University of Hawaii at Hilo's (UH Hilo) Annual Campus Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings, property owned or controlled by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contact UH Hilo Campus Security, (808) 974-7911, located in Room 104 of the Auxilary Services Building, or by visiting the Annual Security Report website.