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:
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.
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.
Sign in to with ClimbHI Bridge and Engage with Students in Local Classrooms Today.
✔ 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.
✔ 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the News:
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.
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.
Full Engineering Sector Partnership Member Listing:
Agor Jehn Architects
Akinaka & Associates, Ltd.
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
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
Electech Hawaiʻi, Inc.
Fukunaga & Associates, Inc.
Gray, Hong, Nojima
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company
Hawaiian Electric Company
HDR Engineering, Inc.
KCS Consulting, LLC
Limtiaco Consulting Group
Mason Architects, Inc.
Martin Defense Group
Miyashiro & Associates, Inc.
MK Engineers, Ltd.
MKE Associates, LLC
Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc.
Nagamura, Oyama & Associates
Notkin Hawaiʻi, Inc.
Obayashi Design Group, Inc.
Okahara & Associates
Pacific Geotechnical Engineers, Inc.
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
Tanimura & Associates, Inc. (i3ngineering)
Thermal Engineering Corp.
Wilson Okamoto Corp.
WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff
Yogi Kwong Engineers