In support of Maui’s recovery from wildfires in August, 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.
The Ka Holu program offers accelerated career pathways for residents to transition into new careers. Responding to in-demand workforce needs with local employers, it integrates on-the-job and professional skills training with industry-recognized certifications to better prepare trainees for securing and keeping jobs.
The programs are tuition-free, supported by Hawaiʻi businesses, community organizations, and donors like Morgan Stanley. These accelerated hybrid training programs include online courses, hands-on lab workshops and training for internships, job placement, and certification, ideally within three months. In recent years, Ka Holu has trained more than 500 Maui residents launching new careers as HVAC technicians, pharmacy technicians, CDL drivers and certified nurse aides.
Miyasato says, “Our team at Morgan Stanley is honored to assist in rebuilding our community. We will continue to stand with Maui for the long term.”