Hawaii Kai Woman Reaps Re­wards For Har­bor Ap­pren­tice­ship

MidWeek Islander (East Oahu) - - EAST OAHU ISLANDER / NOVEMBER 6, 2013 / PAGE 3 - By CAROL CHANG

A Hawaii Kai woman re­cently claimed a na­tional award for her per­for­mance year pro­gram that in­cluded earn­ing an as­so­ci­ate’s de­gree from Honolulu Com­mu­nity Col­lege, gain­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion in their re­spec­tive trades, and achiev­ing full-time, paid ap­pren­tice­ships.

Grad­u­ates tran­si­tioned to me­chanic or jour­ney worker sta­tus in ship­yard jobs, which pay them an av­er­age of nearly $30 an hour.

“Wel­come to your new role as lead­ers,” Ship­yard Com­man­der Capt. Brian Os­good told the grad­u­ates at their com­mence­ment cer­e­mony, held in Bloch Arena on Joint Base Pearl Har­borHickam.

“Ev­ery mem­ber of our ship­yard ohana looks for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to work with you ev­ery day for many years to come in or­der to keep the U.S. Pa­cific Fleet ships and sub­marines ‘fit to fight.’”

Shop 52 Elec­tron­ics Mea­sure­ment Equip­ment Me­chanic Ch­eryl Ya­manaka of Hawaii Kai is con­grat­u­lated Aug. 9 by Ship­yard Com­man­der Brian Os­good, af­ter she grad­u­ated from the 2013 Pearl Har­bor Naval Ship­yard Ap­pren­tice Pro­gram at a cer­e­mony at Bloch Arena on Joint Base Pearl Har­borHickam. Ya­manaka also earned an out­stand­ing crafts­man award as well as the Pearl Har­bor Naval Ship­yard Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Su­per­in­ten­dents Su­pe­rior Crafts­man Award. Photo from David Tomiyama.

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