The University of Hawaii and the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, in partnership with participating employers, are planning to launch Leap-Start, an IT training program to provide students with on-the-job experience.

Through Leap-Start, UH will provide employment and trainee employment for student participants, and participating Hawaii employers will provide temporary job opportunities and may opt to directly hire program participants at any point in the process. Student participants will participate in the state’s IT workforce while gaining practical experience and developing professional skills that improve their marketability for future IT jobs.

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