From Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii May 2013 Newsletter Article
By learning you will teach; by teaching you will understand.
Larry Hawkins is working as an instructor with the Construction Training Center of the Pacific (CTC) at the BIA facilities. For six years he has been an instructor for the PACT (Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training) program. PACT’s curriculum uses NAHB residential construction academy text and programs. This program works with the general public and sponsored by Community and Government agencies.
Larry has taught with the Probationary Department at the Federal Detention Center (near Honolulu Airport) and also taught at the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center with this program.
He is certified by NAHB to lead this PACT Program Residential Academy and is a Certified Green Professional thru NAHB.
Larry has given classes in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, building maintenance and green building fundamentals (sustainability).
“I was given the opportunity to learn all that I could in this industry by very talented and knowledgeable individuals, and I want to pay back to my community and help others find their career path.”
Someone once said - “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” And Teachers are surely helping to change the world!