Three Maui Farmworker Program Staff Take Year-long Skills Training: Maui Now

November 5, 2022, 10:05 a.m. HST

Uilani Ah Chan (left to right), Maui Economic Opportunity’s National Farm Jobs Program Case Manager; Cassi Yamashita, MEO Director of Community Services; and Suzette Bacarro, NFJP Case Manager, pose for a photo with their certificates for completing a one-year worker retention course at the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) national conference in Wigwam, Arizona, in September.

Three Maui Economic Opportunity National Farmworker Jobs Program team members honored for completing year-long training course on building support for farm employers and keeping farmworkers employed at conference National Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs in Arizona.

Uilani Ah Chan and Suzette Bacarro, case managers for MOE’s National Farmworker Employment Program, and their supervisor, Community Services Manager Cassi Yamashita, completed the AFOP Training Institute’s “Building Employer Support, Increase job placement and retention to meet performance standards”. They met almost once a month for the 16 hour course.

A graduation ceremony was held at the AFOP conference, September 20-22, in Wigwam.


MEO NFJP supports agricultural workers, their families and the farms that employ them. For workers, the NFJP seeks to generate greater economic stability by connecting agricultural workers to job training, better opportunities, and support services for themselves and their families. For farms, the NFJP supports on-the-job training with grants and covers the cost of required certifications, such as worker protection standard, and heat stress and pesticide safety trainings.

For more information contact NFJP at 808-344-5550 or email [email protected]

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