As we work together to get Hawaii’s economy thriving, there are things we all can do to help employers find the workers they need and to ensure workers have the skills employers desire.

If you are a JOBSEEKER:


  • Gain new skills or reskill for your next career with training from the University of Hawaii Community Colleges. Enrollment is still open for industry-specific trainings this Fall in healthcare, technology and skilled trades. Tuition assistance may be available for eligible participants. Visit today.
  • Access Hawaii’s one-stop site for employment resources and job listings at Information on upcoming hiring events, internships and apprenticeships for local residents are also available!
  • Receive support with career coaching and job placement through the American Job Centers Hawaii, a unique collaboration of state and local organizations addressing the workforce development needs of Hawaii for both residents who are seeking jobs and businesses that want to employ them. Offices are located on Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui and Oahu. Visit Oahu’s new location at the Dole Cannery Complex! 680 Iwilei Road, Suite 700 Honolulu HI 96817

If you are an EMPLOYER:


Connect with students by providing valuable work-based learning in the classroom or virtually online.*

You are needed as guest speakers, mock job interviewers and internship hosts to help shape Hawaii’s next leaders.

Register your company on ClimbHI Bridge and join over 275 local businesses working with local schools. To get started, sign-up below.

*In-person classroom activities pending DOE safety protocols and approval.

What is Work-Based Learning? 

Work-based learning (WBL) bridges the gap between school and in-demand, high-skill careers in Hawaiʻi. WBL activities begin as early as elementary school and continue through post-secondary education. Through structured employer engagement, WBL helps students build on their classroom-based instruction by developing and strengthening technical skills and employability skills in preparation for future careers.
WBL includes opportunities such as internships, guest speakers, teacher externships, field trips, etc. We invite you to become an employer champion for work-based learning and support Hawai’i’s keiki and educators!

Taylor Fukunaga, Waipahu High School ’22 Senior and Student Body President, shares the importance behind providing work-based learning opportunities that directly impact the lives of Hawaii students.
Mahalo, Taylor!

Are you an employer that’s ready to get started?

Sign My Company Up!

Ready to Learn More?

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You’re Invited to Attend the Upcoming WBL Employer Training with
Hawaii P-20!


Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM HST
Location: Virtual
Click HERE to register!

Mahalo for attending the Hawaii2Work Webinar Series!

Back2School: Legislation and Collaboration to Prepare Hawaii Students for Next-Gen Jobs
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
1:00-2:00 PM HST

Community collaborations and recent legislation are having a positive impact on how we prepare Hawaii youth for next generation jobs. Join us online for a conversation on these creative initiatives and policies that are preparing our youth for next gen careers that are in-demand and pay family sustaining wages.
You’ll hear about recent legislation from a student moderated panel featuring Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz, Sen. Michelle Kidani, and Rep. Takashi Ono then learn about work-based learning and Sector Partnership collaborations from Stephen Schatz of Hawaii P20 and Dean Brennon Morioka of UH College of Engineering.

Click here to watch the replay.

Addressing Hawaii’s Workforce Shortage
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
10:00-11:00 AM HST

This webinar aims to help local employers understand drivers of the workforce shortage, innovative approaches to recruitment and retention, and ways employers can support their workforce.

Featured speakers are Gina Marcoff with Zippy’s Restaurants, Tammi Chun with UH Community Colleges, Leina’ala Nakamura with American Job Centers Hawaii, and Lisa Truong Kracher with Staffing Solutions of Hawaii/Kahu Malama Nurses.

Click here to watch the replay.

Together, we CAN create a better future for Hawaii’s workforce.

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