Hawai‘i’s sector partnerships are industry-led, community-supported collaboratives that strengthen local economies and prepare and connect Hawaii’s young people to careers in in-demand industries.
Industry value: a venue to collaborate and strategize on shared priorities and collective action 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.
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a proud partner of the Good Jobs Hawaii initiative, a workforce and skills-development program to help local residents attain high-quality entry level jobs in healthcare, technology, clean energy and creative industries.
In partnership with the Healthcare Association of Hawaii, the initiative will work with employers to develop new training models and hiring practices, to fill entry-level Healthcare jobs.
Current Sector Partnerships
Engineering, Healthcare and IT
Other Sector Initiatives
IT Workforce Needs Analysis
The IT Workforce Needs Analysis aims to understand the current and future information technology (IT) workforce needs of Hawaii companies. It compares IT workforce supply and demand and looks at the fastest growing IT occupations, and skills and credentials that Hawai‘i employers seek. Using the insights of local employers and labor market data, the report also provides recommendations to ensure our state has a local, highly trained IT talent pipeline to support this growing sector.
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NEWS & EVENTS
Engineers Week 2022 exposes over 500 students to a career in engineering!
Offered in partnership with STEMworks, University of Hawai’i College of Engineering, and our partner DOE schools, Engineers Week included six Engineering Field Day events, a Virtual Parent & Guardian Night, UH Engineering Career Fairs, STEMworks Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, and engineering Mock Job Interviews. In total, 518 students from grades 3-12 engaged with 33 local engineers from 19 engineering companies. Students were exposed to exciting STEM activities and learned about Hawaii-based career options that are forecasted to be in-demand in the future. Watch our recap video here!
Healthcare Sector to Launch K-Career Pathway Project in Partnership with Healthcare Association of Hawaii
The Healthcare Sector Partnership restructured in 2022 and launched their very own K-Career Pathway project designed to help students advance along the healthcare pathway into in-demand jobs in Hawaii. Stay tuned – more details forthcoming on upcoming meeting dates and opportunities to get involved!
Hawai‘i Sector Partnerships are supported by generous support from the State of Hawaii Department of Labor Relations, Kamehameha Schools and Stupski Foundation.
To get in touch directly, please contact:
Keala Peters EVP, Education & Workforce Development and Executive Director, Sector Partnerships, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (808) 380-2612