2040 Lauwiliwili Street Kapolei, HI 96707

Our Foundation

The Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship & Training Fund is a partnership of several major construction industry organizations. These organizations signed a collective bargaining agreement that sets forth the responsibilities of the participating organizations.

Hawaii Regional Council Of Carpenters

General Contractors Labor Association

Building Industry Labor Association

Wall & Ceiling Industry Association Of Hawaii

Other Building Contractors

How We Operate


A Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), which includes representatives from the groups listed above, provides general leadership and oversight of the training program. The JATC also establishes guidelines and training requirements for apprenticeship participants.


HCATF is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration and the State of Hawaii’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. It complies with all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and other standards governing apprenticeships.

Building Success

HCATF is overseen by a Board of Trustees and the JATC Committee from partnering organizations, under the leadership of Executive Director Edmund C. Aczon.

Leadership With Experience​

Aczon worked 13 years for Hawaiian Dredging & Construction Co. and started his own construction company, specializing in military contracts, in 1986. In 1995, he was named builder of the year by the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and Filipino entrepreneur of the year by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, and he received an award of excellence from the Small Business Administration.


  • Patrick Gill (BILA)
  • Michael Goodnight (HWCIA)
  • Justin Izumi (BILA), Alternate
  • Alan Hinahara (GCLA)
  • Michael Mazzone (HWCIA), Alternate
  • Conrad Murashige (GCLA), Chairman



  • Dione Kalaola
  • Travis Murakami
  • Sean Newcamp, Secretary
  • Juan Padasdao, Jr.
  • Mitchell Tynanes



  • Edmund C. Aczon, Director of Apprenticeship & Training
  • Edgar Fernandez, DLIR, Workforce Development Division

Management Trustees

  • Conrad Murashige (GCLA), Co-Chairman
  • Patrick Gill (BILA)
  • Alan Hinahara (GCLA)
  • Dale Sakamoto-Yoneda (GCLA)
  • Roy Morioka (GCLA)
  • Lito Alcantra (HWCIA)
  • Lance Wilhelm (GCLA), Alternate
  • Barbara Kono (HWCIA), Alternate


Labor Trustees

  • Ronald Taketa, Co-Chairman
  • Kyle Chock, Secretary
  • Sean Newcamp
  • Mitchell Tynanes
  • Travis Murakami
  • Nathaniel Kinney
  • Dione Kalaola


Executive Director

  • Edmund C. Aczon, Director of Apprenticeship & Training


Trust Fund Administrator

  • Rod Shinno, Hawaii Benefit Administrators, Inc.

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