2040 Lauwiliwili Street Kapolei, HI 96707





Hawaiʻi Island

Neighbor Islands

We’re proud to operate across all islands. Apply online during our open recruitment periods to join our ohana on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi and Kauaʻi. Make sure you review all content carefully before starting your application, and contact your designated Training Coordinator if you have any questions.

Before You Begin

Make sure you meet the minimum qualifications and have all required documents before you apply.

  • Be 17 years of age or older
  • Be able to lift:
    • Carpenter apprentice: 75 lbs.
    • Drywall apprentice: 100 lbs.
    • Millwright apprentice: 75 lbs.
  • Be able to perform the essential duties of the trade
  • Be able to legally work in the U.S.
  • Pass an online math assessment (practice here) and interview
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or reference letters vouching for 1,000 hours of trade-related work
  • Legal photo identification card (e.g. driver’s license, state ID, passport)

Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app and the Adobe Fill & Sign app to your smartphone or tablet.

You'll need two devices and a stable internet connection for the math assessment (take a practice test ).*

  • Device 1 must be a mobile phone with the Zoom Cloud Meetings App. Use this device so your assessment can be monitored.
  • Device #2 can be a computer (laptop or desktop), tablet, or a second smartphone that supports a web browser. You will use this device to take the assessment.

*If you don’t have access to a computer or a stable internet connection, you can reserve computer use with the
American Job Center after you receive a time slot for the math assessment. Call (808) 768-5715 to make an appointment.

Process Overview

Step 1: Declaration of Interest
Submit your Declaration of Interest. You'll need digital versions of your legal ID and high school diploma or GED to upload with your form. TIP: Use your phone to take a photo of these documents. When taking photos, place documents on a light-colored, well-lit, flat surface.
Step 2: Applicant Questionnaire
Submit your Applicant Questionnaire. The questionnaire takes 10-15 minutes to complete. Do not leave any blank answers. After submitting, you'll receive an email within 2 to 3 days to schedule your Math Assessment. To prepare, download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app on your phone.
Step 3: Math Appointment
Submit your Math Assessment Appointment form, and we'll send you a reservation date for your assessment. Read the rules carefully: if you break them during the assessment, you'll be disqualified without warning. Note: you must score a minimum of 38/50 on the 60-minute Math Assessment to continue your application process.
Step 4: Math Assessment
The Math Assessment evaluates your ability to make calculations found in general construction work and must be completed without the use of a calculator or other aid. You'll need two devices for the assessment, one of which is a smartphone to serve as the proctoring device. Score a 76% or higher to pass the 50-question assessment.
Step 5: Interview
Once you pass the Math Assessment, you'll be interviewed by an HCATF Training Coordinator. The interview will help determine a your potential, your attitude toward work, and other factors important to your success in the program.
Step 6: Indenturing 
If you pass all required steps, you'll be scheduled for indenturing. Indenturing is the formal process where you sign your apprenticeship agreement and commit to the responsibilities of the program. The number indentures is based on industry needs, so the time from your application to your first day on the job is not immediate.
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Your Training Coordinators

Darrell Seto

O: (808) 682-7360
C: (808) 859-2470
E: desto@hicarpenterstraining.com


Errol Kusunoki
Maui, Lanai, Molokai

O: (808) 223-9500
C: (808) 223-9500
E: ekusunoki@hicarpenterstraining.com


Mereane Hamatake
Hawaii Island

O: (808) 859-3983
C: (808) 859-3983
E: mhamatake@hicarpenterstraining.com


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