Cultural course offered for visitor industry professionals


The Hawaii Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET) is offering a course on the “History and Culture of Hawaii.”

This is the only state certification offered on Hawaiian history and culture geared to the visitor industry professional who comes into contact with the visitor on a daily basis, said OCET spokeswoman Marsha Okajima.

“Participants gain the skills to actively engage their guests in the language, history and culture of Hawaii. Tour guides, tour bus drivers, hotel concierges, flight professionals, restaurant workers and taxi drivers are just a few examples of those who benefit from certification,” she said. “Upon successful completion of a test, participants will receive a certificate and pin that displays the Hawaii State Certification.”

Classes will be held on Feb. 19, 21, 26 and 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Manono Campus. For more information on this class and possible tuition assistance for businesses, call OCET at 934-2700.

 

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