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UH educates and trains Hawai‘i residents for Hawai‘i jobs

Hawai‘i’s oceans, forests, indigenous plants, geology, culture, history and heritage remind us daily that these islands are a special home, and for all its beauty, it’s a complex place with deep issues to resolve.

For Hawai‘i’s people to enjoy a sustainable, rewarding quality of living while honoring and preserving their unique heritage, UH is tasked with educating and training Hawai‘i residents for Hawai‘i jobs while meeting the state’s workforce needs of today, always with an eye on the needs of tomorrow.

Creating leaders committed to Hawai‘i

Nationally recognized programs in culinary studies, health sciences, public health, emergency medical services and STEM energize Hawai‘i’s workforce with new talent and fresh ideas. Private funding often provides intervention in overcoming roadblocks for students with high aspirations:

  • Nursing students who must travel to O‘ahu for licensing examinations receive financial aid to cover costs of travel and testing.
  • Journey workers studying at community colleges receive funds for licensing and equipment.
  • Aspiring veterinary technicians who study remotely but travel to Windward CC several times each semester receive assistance with housing and airfare.
  • Internships of every type connect emerging professionals with leaders in their field, establishing mutually beneficial relationships between the job market and the university.
  • Pathway for pre-nursing students at UH West O‘ahu to attain nursing degrees at UH Mānoa in well-equipped labs and classrooms.

Giving opportunities include:

  • UH Community Colleges: The only higher education presence in many areas that provides accessible opportunities for degrees and short-term workforce training
  • John A. Burns School of Medicine and Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing: Addressing Hawai‘i’s physician and nursing shortages by educating local doctors and nurses, and expanding training and residency programs on our neighbor islands
  • Hawai‘i CC: Associate degree, certificate and non-credit programs ranging from health services and hotel operations to business and trade
  • UH Hilo and Hawai‘i CC: Partnering with Community First for a regional approach to meeting Hawai‘i Island needs
  • Facilities for aeronautic, marine, automotive and heavy equipment programs
  • Apprenticeship training in construction and mechanical trades

The UH Foundation is eager to partner with University of Hawai‘i supporters because advancing UH in workforce development advances the entire Aloha State.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management assists with Maui workforce development
Financial Advisor Claire Miyasato and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management are donating funds for career development and technical education to UH Maui College’s Ka Holu initiative.
Hawaiian Airlines endows scholarship for IT students at University of Hawai‘i
A $100,000 gift established a scholarship for University of Hawai‘i students studying information technology, computer science, cybersecurity and related computer technology programs at one of the UH System’s three four-year universities.
AES Hawaiʻi endows STEM scholarship at UH West Oʻahu
AES Hawaiʻi has donated nearly $55,000 to endow a scholarship for students at UH West Oʻahu interested in pursuing careers in sustainability and climate solutions.
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