Are you a college student studying on the mainland? Or a mid-career professional who wants to come back to Hawaii? 

Let the KCH engineering network support your transition home. 

Stay tuned for updates on program offerings like executive mentorship,  job opportunities, and networking events.


Through industry and education collaboration, the Engineering K to Career Pathway Project is building a streamlined and connected cradle-to-career STEM and engineering talent pipeline for Hawaii. Our goal is to improve student preparedness and increase the overall number of students in the pipeline to better meet the future demand for engineers in Hawai’i.

The pilot program officially launched in February 2021 with the Campbell, Castle and Waipahu complexes. Educators and engineering professionals are creating meaningful work-based learning opportunities that lead students to fulfilling careers in the state. High-priority focus areas for the partnerships are:

Career Awareness

Exposure to career paths in the STEM/Engineering industry, with awareness opportunities for students and parents beginning in elementary school.

Increasing Interest of Girls in STEM

Developing a sequence of opportunities for girls to gain exposure to STEM and engineering careers.

Math Readiness

Exposing students to the math requirements needed to stay on track in the K-12 pipeline and meet university engineering requirements.

Internships, Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Educator Professional Development opportunities
will be foundational elements across the first three priorities.

Visit the New Engineering Resource Bank!

This evolving listing provides Engineering and STEM educators with new tools and resources that have been specially curated by Engineering Sector Partnership members. Click below to explore!

Already Involved?

Sign in to with ClimbHI Bridge and Engage with Students in Local Classrooms Today.

For Educators:

✔  Create an educator account at
✔  Send out WBL requests to participating industry members within the Engineering Sector Partnership that match your specific need
✔  You’ll be notified when industry professionals accept your request!

Click here to access the ClimbHI educator reference guide.


For Employers:

✔  Create a business partner account at
✔   Include a listing of your organization’s primary offerings (job shadowing, internships, mock interviews, etc.)
✔  You’ll be notified as soon as educators request your participation in WBL activities!

Click here to access the ClimbHI business partner reference guide.


✔ Improved skill set among local engineering students
✔ Increased supply of local engineers
Enhanced engineering program infrastructure in pilot school complexes
✔ Increased student engagement in the engineering pathway
Increased alignment between secondary and post-secondary programs and careers.

In the News:

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How Can Hawaii Get Students Interested In Local STEM Jobs? Start Them Early

Check out this recent article published by Civil Beat, where Engineering Sector Partnership Champions Brennon Morioka and Linda Kawamura share more about the K to Career Pathway Project and the importance of increasing STEM awareness as early as possible.

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Engineering industry collaborates to grow Hawaiʻi’s talent pipeline

Mahalo to University of Hawaii News, for sharing more about our work to foster cross-sector dialogue and collaboration to better understand Hawaiʻi’s current engineering talent pipeline and develop strategies to improve student preparedness for careers in engineering.

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Full Engineering Sector Partnership Member Listing:

Agor Jehn Architects
Akinaka & Associates, Ltd.
Aqua Engineers
Army Corps
ASCE Hawaiʻi
Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc.
Belt Collins Hawaii LLC
Bills Engineering, Inc.
Bowers + Kubota
Board of Water Supply
Booz Allen Hamilton
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company
C Yoshida LLC
Carollo Engineers
City & County of Honolulu Department of Design & Construction
City & County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services
Coffman Engineers, Inc.
Community Planning & Engineering, Inc.
Consulting Structural Hawaiʻi, Inc.
Dept. of Planning and Permitting
Dept. of Environmental Services

Dept. of Transportation
ECS, Inc
Electech Hawaiʻi, Inc.
Ferraro Choi
Fukunaga & Associates, Inc.
Gray, Hong, Nojima
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
Hawaiian Electric Company
Hawaiʻi Unified
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Hi.arch.y LLP
Jacobs Engineering
Kai Hawaiʻi
KCS Consulting, LLC
Kennedy Jenks
Layton Construction
Limtiaco Consulting Group
Lowney Architecture
Mason Architects, Inc.
Martin Defense Group
Miyashiro & Associates, Inc.
MK Engineers, Ltd.
MKE Associates, LLC

Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc.
Nagamura, Oyama & Associates
Nordic PCL
Notkin Hawaiʻi, Inc.
Obayashi Design Group, Inc.
Okahara & Associates
Orion Engineers
Pacific Geotechnical Engineers, Inc.
Park Engineering
R.M. Towill Corp.
RIM Architects, LLC
Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates
Sam O. Hirota, Inc
Sato & Associates
Shigemura, Lau, Sakanashi, Higuchi & Associates
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
SSFM International
Tanimura & Associates, Inc. (i3ngineering)
Thermal Engineering Corp.
Wilson Okamoto Corp.
WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff
Yogi Kwong Engineers

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