​​​Vocational training for the future of Hawaii

​​Sweetwater Health Education

I want to inspire


I want someone to look at me and say, "because of you I didn't give up."

Trisha Bettencourt

Trisha is the instructor

for the Dental Assistant course

​​Rachel Harris

Rachel is the Business Manager for Sweetwater Health Education.

Edla Chory

Edla is the instructor

for the medical assistant


Lind Silva RN, BSN is the owner and founder of Sweetwater Health Education. Linda worked as a nursing assistant for many years before graduating from a diploma nursing school of nursing in 1980. After many years of staff nursing and managerial positions, she went back to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Summa Cum Laude in 2009. Teaching CNAs is her passion and she began instructing classes in 1994. Linda moved to Hawaii, coming from Wyoming in 2008. Sweetwater is a common name in Wyoming, identifying sweet or "good" water. Water is the essence of all life and she felt that she was bringing her own "Sweet Water" to the people on Big Island!

Hippolyte Assi

Hippolyte is the Instructor for the Pharmacy Technician course

​​​Miquel Hernandez

​Miguel is the Instructor for the Phlebotomy Technician course


Linda Silva, RN, BSN

Linda is the Owner and founder of Sweetwater Health Education and is the primary instructor for the Certified Nursing Assistant course

Our Instructors

Sweetwater Health Education is a private vocational school located in Hilo, Hawaii at 357 Waianuenue Ave.. We have been providing quality training for individuals in Hawaii since 2009!