From Today to Tomorrow: An Analysis of Hawaii’s IT Workforce Needs
The results of the analysis will inform education and training programs, including K-12, UH credit and noncredit programs, and statewide programs. In this way, more Hawai‘i students and residents can be employable in IT-related fields in Hawai‘i. The report is intended to serve as a starting point for further discussion by stakeholders who together can help ensure Hawai‘i is preparing our own future-focused IT talent pipeline, and supporting workforce diversification and an innovation economy.
Some of the recommendations to build Hawaii’s IT workforce
- Improve the alignment between educators and employers
- Increase career awareness opportunities
- Increase training opportunities to improve professional skills
- Review minimum qualifications for entry-level jobs
- Improve data collection