ENGINEERING K-CAREER PATHWAY PROJECT

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.

Already Involved?

 

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

For Educators:

✔  Create an educator account at ClimbHI.org
✔  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 ClimbHI.org
✔   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.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

✔ 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.

Engineering Resource Bank

Browse resources shared directly from Engineering Sector Partnership industry and education members and find tools and activities to supplement your existing content.

An Unusual Discovery

Grade Level: Elementary

Description: This resource is an introduction to coding via Google for Education (compatible with G Suite+).

The Water Cycle

Grade Level: Elementary

Description: A resource designed to help students understand the water cycle. It can be paired with other resources to create a water cycle unit.

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Tinker Thinker Choice Board

Grade Level: Elementary

Description: This Google Slide choice board includes a variety of STEM/STEAM activities that can be utilized by students, teachers, and families and has a variety of topics. Driven by choice!

Engineering Design Process Poster

Grade Level: Upper Elementary

Description: A simple EDP infographic poster designed for upper elementary grade levels.

Engineering Design Process Poster

Grade Level: Lower Elementary

Description: A simple EDP infographic poster designed for lower elementary grade levels.

Tinker and Maker Thoughts Template

Grade Level: Elementary

Description: A template of print outs that can be used to engage students in tinkering- students are able to collaborate to come up with “rules” or “must do’s” when it comes to tinkering with materials/objects. 

PhET Gravity/Orbit Simulator

Grade Level: Elementary/Intermediate

Description: This resource provides a hands on opportunity for students to explore, manipulate, and learn about gravity and orbits.

EiE: Engineering Adventures

Grade Level: Elementary, Intermediate

Description: Explore free STEM resources including three of EiE’s Engineering Adventures units made possible through a generous project grant from NASA.

Film: Dream Big

Grade Level: Elementary/Intermediate/High School

Description: Dream Big STEM Events

PAF: TeleTeach

Grade Level:  Elementary/Intermediate/High School

Description: Culture based curriculum for Fishponds, ahupua’a of Kaneohe.

Design-Thinking Boot Camp for Teachers and Students

Grade Level: Elementary/Intermediate/High School

Description: Summer Bootcamp June 16 & 17, 2022

Altino Coding

Grade Level: Elementary/Intermediate/High School

Description: Three-credit professional development training for K-12 public education teachers to learn how to code and apply computer science (CS) mindset to creating new classroom curriculum. 

MERGE Cube/Explorer

Grade Level: Elementary, Intermediate/High School

Description: Learn about MERGE cubes and how they can be used as an AR/VR simulator for a variety of topics. Usually compatible with Apple products, the MERGE cube provides interaction on a variety of levels.

DiscoverE

Grade Level: Elementary/Intermediate/High School

Description: A large bank of STEM activities, where you can filter activity by interest, discipline, grade level, etc. 

Pre-College Outreach

Grade Level:  Elementary/Intermediate/High School

Description: Recorded training providing outreach background, resources, an example activity and tips for working with kids. 

In the News:

Slide 1
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.

Slide 2
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:

AECOM
Agor Jehn Architects
Akinaka & Associates, Ltd.
Aqua Engineers
Army Corps
ASCE Hawaiʻi
Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc.
Bayer
Bechtel
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.
G70
Geolabs
Gray, Hong, Nojima
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
Hawaiian Electric Company
Hawaiʻi Unified
HDR Engineering, Inc.
Hi.arch.y LLP
InSynergy
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
NAVFAC
Navy
Nordic PCL
Notkin Hawaiʻi, Inc.
Obayashi Design Group, Inc.
Oceanit
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