1. eLearning Prerequisite Course: Intended for forecasters who want to attend the in person training in Honolulu. The course materials will be distributed via USB flash drives for local viewing (not via an internet connection). Quizzes and assessments will be conducted via an online eCourse Management System. The prerequisite course must be completed as part of the application process. Documented experience may be substituted on a case-by-case basis.
  2. On-Site Training: A month long in person training will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii at the NWS Forecast Office on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus or at the NWS Forecast Office in Guam. As before, the program will provide students’ travel, lodging, per diem and a laptop computer.
  3. Communication Training: In addition to meteorology training, the on-site program includes a unit on weather related communication systems and content management programs to raise awareness and develop capacity for utilization of tools that are readily available in the region.
  4. Workshops: Regional, in-country workshops will be held periodically on a variety of specialized forecast topics including aviation, tropical cyclones, tsunami, and marine forecasting.

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