CensusA free hands-on workshop on how to use Census mapping tools for market research, community analysis and planning, grant proposals and general decision-making will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10.

The workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Community College, Office of Continuing Education and Training, ETC Computer Lab Room.

The mapping tools that will be covered in the workshop include: Census Flows Mapper; The Census Data Mapper; Reference Maps; Tiger Web; Thematic Maps; and On The Map, according to a news release from the county Office of Economic Development.

Jerry Wong, data dissemination specialist for the Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Region, will lead the workshop.

During his 37-years with the Census Bureau, Wong has trained thousands of people on the use of demographic and economic census data.

He is also a frequent speaker on cultural diversity and demographic trends.

Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in social welfare, both from UCLA.

The workshop is sponsored by the Kaua‘i Workforce Investment Board, Kaua‘i Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training and the Office of Economic Development.

To register, contact Ka‘eo Bradford at 241-4950 or via email at kbradford@kauai.gov. Space is limited.

If you need an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid, please contact Bradford at least three days before the workshop at the phone number or email listed above.