Increase vocational training for high schools and community colleges

Problem:

  • Hawaii is not providing its citizens with enough lucrative employment.
  • Many skilled and educated people leave Hawaii to pursue economic opportunities.

Solution:

  • Identify largest employment gaps in each community.
  • Expand local vocational training in high schools and community colleges to fill these gaps.
    • Coordinate with Chamber of Commerce, venture capitalist organizations, and college students to address employment gaps in communities.
    • Funnel graduates into Hawaii jobs through internship programs.
  • Increase awareness of effective vocational programs and improve developing programs.

Result:

Vocational programs will increase students’ chances in the job market by providing them with technical skills. Since these programs will be based on the needs of local communities, they will also fill employment gaps. Creating a proper employment pipeline will incentivize highly educated and highly skilled workers to stay in Hawaii, ultimately promoting the economy.