COVID-19 Update for HINET HOʻŌLA ʻIKE:
Services are available using video chat or phone. Email general questions to email@example.com. For specific inquiries or to schedule an appointment please email or call us at 808-934-2689
College and Workforce Training Funding and Support
Hawaiʻi Community College in partnership with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services (DHS) has created a program to deliver assistance and support for college and workforce training. The SNAP Employment and Training program is a federally funded program that is designed to help remove barriers and provide students with access to education and skills training opportunities so they can earn a living wage and achieve financial independence. At Hawaiʻi Community College it is called HINET Ho‘ola Ike (gift of knowledge) program.
Are You Eligible?
Currently receiving or eligible to receive SNAP through Dept. of Human Services (DHS)
Enrolled in a vocational, professional technical degree or certificate program
Enrolled in at least 6 credits at Hawaiʻi Community College (part-time) or in an approved non-credit workforce training program
Not receiving TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
Students who qualify for the HINET Program may be eligible to receive:
Assistance with books and mandatory fees (pending the availability of funds)
Educational Advising, Academic Coaching and Personal Support