A web based portal — Hawaii Profession Pathways — that launched this week will assist college students in addition to adults gear up for jobs which might be going to be in demand and may spur financial restoration within the state.
The one-stop store goals to present individuals the instruments they should succeed, whether or not they’re simply beginning on their careers or must shift to jobs that may maintain them regardless of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Hawaii Profession Pathways brings lots of the work-based studying and profession pathways efforts in our state underneath one roof to make it simpler for college students, mother and father, lecturers and companies to plan for his or her future,” stated Alex Harris, vp of applications on the Harold Okay.L. Fortress Basis.
Through the web site, individuals can think about profession choices in addition to the schooling they should get there, together with on-the-job coaching, accelerated applications and monetary support. The platform has sections for college students, grownup learners, mother and father and educators in addition to companies.
“This user-centric strategy will assist extra individuals entry instruments to discover and plan an education-to-career pathway that’s proper for them,” Harris stated. “Having a plan will give individuals confidence that they’ll have fulfilling careers with family- sustaining wages right here within the islands.”
Sponsors embrace the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, state Division of Schooling, Hawaii P-20, Harold Okay.L. Fortress Basis, Kamehameha Colleges, College of Hawaii, Profession and Technical Schooling Heart, Workforce Improvement Council and Workplace of the Governor.
“Connecting schooling to the actual world is significant to creating a workforce in Hawaii that matches the wants of our native enterprise neighborhood,” stated Keala Peters, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s vp of schooling and workforce growth. “This web site will assist employers be actively concerned in creating a pool of certified native candidates for in-demand, high-wage and high-skilled jobs in Hawaii.”
The web site affords quite a few sources for profession exploration, beginning with academies in highschool, in addition to internships, apprenticeships, certification choices, and hyperlinks to coaching and job search boards. For instance, Oahu residents who had been furloughed, laid off or misplaced hours as a result of pandemic can join free job coaching programs, starting from a couple of hours to a couple weeks, by visiting oahu backtowork.com.
The Hawaii Profession Pathways web site, hosted by Hawaii P-20, is is a part of the Hawaii Govt Collaborative’s “Expertise Roadmap.” That plan goals to assist the economic system get better by strategically specializing in sustainable jobs in progress fields and getting ready Hawaii’s individuals to fill them. It focuses on three broad fields of employment:
>> Well being care
>> Expertise, together with data know-how, biotech and clear vitality
>> Expert trades in agriculture, manufacturing and development
The hassle to broaden work-based studying bought a giant increase this month when the College of Hawaii and its companions landed a $13 million federal grant for “Hana Pathways,” a proposal for apprenticeships. UH partnered with the Hawaii Workforce Improvement Council and Chaminade College in that effort.
Hawaii was certainly one of simply eight states to win the Reimagining Workforce Partnership grant from the U.S. Division of Schooling in a contest open all 50 states. “Hana” means “work” in Hawaiian.
“This undertaking will enhance pathways for Hawaii’s individuals to living-wage jobs which might be at the moment in demand in three resilient sectors: well being care, know-how and expert trades,” UH President David Lassner stated.