Leeward Community College
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome, Leon Florendo!
Get to know our new Wai'anae counselor, Leon Fuimaono Florendo!
Leon Florendo is a proud graduate of Wai'anae High School (class of '85) and Leeward Community College (spring '88) where he earned a degree in Liberal Arts and a Certificate of Completion in Human Services. In 1992 Leon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He later went on to get a Master’s degree in Education Administration at UH Manoa in 2006.
Prior to becoming a the counselor at LeeCCW, Leon was a counselor for Native Hawaiian programs and services at Honolulu Community College for over 14 years. He also served as the Outreach Counselor for Honolulu Community College.
In addition to work, Leon serves on the Board of Directors for the Kalihi YMCA and Sariling Gawa Youth Counsel, Inc., which is a Filipino youth leadership organization.
Leon and his wife Heather are proud parents of twin 4-year-old daughters and a son who just turned one year old. One fun fact about Leon is that in the summer of 2001 he traveled to both the northern-most point of the United States of America (Barrow’s Alaska) and the southern-most point of the United States of America (Ka’u, Hawaii Island). It was an amazing experience.
Leeward CC Wai'anae Community Service Photo Contest Winners
Second place: Sam Chabotte
First Place: Leilani Thourson
Cleaning up the beaches on the west coast is something that I do monthly with my family. We believe that we need to take care of the aina and the aina will take care of us.
Thanksgiving morning Jesus the Bread of Life Church prepared 170 plates with a full thanksgiving meal to give to those in the area of Waianae that are less fortunate and houseless, but not homeless.
Make A Difference Day was a way in which families and individuals like myself could positively impact and give back to our community by painting fun, creative pictures in the pedestrian tunnel under Kamehameha Highway.
Make A Difference Day
October 26, 2013
2013 Wai'anae Coast Christmas Parade
Ka Lama Education Academy
The New Year is an ideal time to seek out opportunities and begin your pursuit of a career in healthcare. Leeward Community College (OCEWD) now provides training programs in Waianae, which will help you make good on your resolution.
NURSE AIDE TRAINING (150 HOURS) - Prepare for the Prometric Exam and continue your education elsewhere, or pursue employment in hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
MEDICAL REIMBURSEMENT (BILLING) SERIES (80 HOURS) - Prepare for the National Certification for Certified Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS) and stay current with electronic record keeping trends.
OCEWD also offers a variety of employment training courses including: Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, CDL Training, Forklift Certification, Medical Coding, Solar Photovoltaic Fundamentals and Installation, and more. Call 455-0477 or visit www.ocewd.org for a listing of courses and more information.
Job Prep Services
Leeward Community College
Phone: (808) 455-0240
Fax: (808) 454-8804