Hawai‘i’s sector partnerships are industry-led, community-supported partnerships that strengthen local economies and connect people to careers. They successfully provide:

  • Industry value: a venue to collaborate and strategize on shared opportunities to strengthen their sector; and a coordinated way to access education, workforce and economic development, government, and other key stakeholders all in one place.
  • Public sector value: opportunities for economic and workforce development, education, government, and other key stakeholders to leverage funds and efforts; collaborate and break down silos; and work with industry in a coordinated way.
For Industry Professionals and Business Leaders:
For Educators, Public Partners, and Stakeholders:

Oahu Sector Partnerships

Latest News & Upcoming Events

Engineering Sector to Partner with K-16 Educators in Pilot Program

The Engineering Sector Partnership is thrilled to begin their pilot project with Kapolei, Castle, Waipahu and Campbell High Schools to strengthen the industry and education partnership and bring high-value work-base learning opportunities to students. Initial meetings are in progress now and industry partner companies will be matched in January 2021.

Healthcare Sector to Resume Efforts post COVID-19

The Healthcare Sector Partnership reconvened in late 2020 to discuss current efforts and opportunities for community alignment regarding moving efforts forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group agreed to focus on social determinants of health including mental health awareness, homelessness efforts, and surge capacity awareness throughout Hawaii hospitals. Workgroups will be created in early 2021 to begin the sector’s redirected work.

If you would like more information about Sector Partnerships or want to inquire about joining a sector, we’d be happy to help you! Please contact:

Jean Schneider Associate Director of Sector Partnerships University of Hawaii at Manoa

Email: isip@hawaii.edu Phone: (808) 956-7278

Keala Peters VP, Education and Workforce Development Executive Director, Sector Partnerships Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Email: kpeters@cochawaii.org Phone: (808) 380-2612

Hawai‘i sector partnerships are supported in part through the generous support of the Strada Education Network and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation. The Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘iHawai‘i Island Economic Development Board, Kauaʻi Economic Development Board, Maui Economic Development Board, and the University of Hawai‘i System are partners and conveners of Hawai‘i Sector Partnerships.