Eco­nomic Cen­ter Now Open In Kapolei

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Non­profit group Par­ents and Chil­dren To­gether (PACT) re­cently opened an of­fice for its Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Cen­ter (EDC) in Kapolei’s Camp­bell Square to help meet Hawaii’s eco­nomic needs.

EDC is de­signed to strengthen an in­di­vid­ual’s abil­ity to se­cure and keep em­ploy­ment or to start and main­tain a small busi­ness.

All ser­vices be­gin with in­di­vid­ual in­take and as­sess­ment to de­ter­mine the goals and pref­er­ences of each in­di­vid­ual. Par­tic­i­pants with a low to mod­er­ate in­come who lack work­place and busi­ness skills then can ac­cess ser­vices that in­clude a per­sonal vo­ca­tional as­sess­ment, ba­sic econom- ic lit­er­acy, bud­get plan­ning, re­sume devel­op­ment, job place­ment and fol­low-up, and small-busi­ness train­ing and startup.

“Our pro­grams are free and we work with our par­tic­i­pants to help them be­come bet­ter peo­ple and con­tribut­ing mem­bers to so­ci­ety,” said busi­ness pro­gram spe­cial­ist Carol Nasci­mento. “We en­cour­age and nur­ture them to reach their full po­ten­tial.”

EDC re­ceives fund­ing through the state, city, fed­eral and pri­vate sec­tors.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Kapolei of­fice at 674-4233 or visit

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