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Hawaii Workforce Pipeline Program

Hawaii Workforce Pipeline Program is designed to bring up to $1M/year
workforce development

In conjunction with the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH), Hawaiʻi Community College (HCC) and the Department of Education, TMT will form and sustain a Workforce Pipeline Program that will lead to a highly qualified pool of local workers. TMT is committed to the following:

  • Special emphasis will be given to those programs aimed at preparing local residents for science, engineering and technical positions commanding higher wages. This ensures a significant component in the Workforce Pipeline Program for higher education on the Island of Hawaii.
  • TMT will assign a dedicated manager to coordinate the Workforce Pipeline Program and work with organizations such as the University of Hawaii at Hilo, including its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs; Hawaii Community College workforce programs that train, retrain and place employees in jobs; current observatories; and the Department of Education and charter schools.

TMT will participate in a County of Hawaii Workforce Investment Board initiative with the Maunakea Observatories to explore opportunities to use existing community resources, provide the observatories with a broader and stronger qualified local labor pool, and find and train candidates for career opportunities in the local astronomy enterprise.

Hawaii Workforce Pipeline Program and STEM Support

2009

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii – Outreach Workshop
  • University of Hawaii – RoboFESTival Scholastic Robotics Competition and Science/Engineering Fair
  • University of Hawaii – Hawaii Island Akamai Program
  • Waiakea High School Foundation – Hawaii Project for Robotics Education

2010

  • Friends of the Future – Earl’s Garage Robotics Program
  • Hawaii Academy of Sciences – Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair
  • Hawaii Island Workforce & Economic Development Ohana – HUIANA Internship Program
  • Kohala High School – 2460 Paniolo
  • Kona Branch of AAUW – GEMS Program
  • University of Hawaii – Hawaii Island Akamai Program
  • Waiakea High School Foundation – STEM Initiatives Support

2011

  • Canada France Hawaii Telescope – Telescopes from Afar
  • Hilo Viking Robotics Boosters – Hilo Vikings Robotics Club
  • Holualoa School PTO – First Lego League Challenge
  • Kealakeke High School – RoboRiders
  • University of Hawaii – Hawaii Island Akamai Program
  • University of Hawaii – Teaching Excellence Workshop

2012

  • Hawaii Island Workforce & Economic Development Ohana – HUIANA Internship Program
  • HIEDB – Big Island VEX League (Waiakea HRC)
  • HIEDB – Waiakea High School STEM Support
  • Kona Branch of AAUW – GEMS Program
  • University of Hawaii – Hawaii Island Akamai Program
  • Waiakea Intermediate School – Student Spaceflight Experiments Program

2013

  • Hawaii Academy of Sciences – Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair
  • Hawaii Island Workforce & Economic Development Ohana – HUIANA Internship Program
  • Kealakeke High School – Robotics Team
  • Kona Branch of AAUW – GEMS Program
  • University of Hawaii – Hawaii Island Akamai Program
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Big Island VEX League
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Camp Imi-Possible
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Japan Super Science Fair
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit

2014

  • Hawaii Academy of Sciences – Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair
  • Kealakeke High School – STEM Camp
  • Kona Branch of AAUW – GEMS Program
  • University of Hawaii – Hawaii Island Akamai Program
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Camp Imi-Possible
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Global Paper Roller Coaster
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Japan Super Science Fair
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – VEX Qualifying Tournaments

2015

  • Friends of the Future – Hawaii Island Early Childhood Conference
  • Hawaii Academy of Sciences – Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair
  • UC Lick Observatory – TIO International Internship
  • University of Hawaii – Hawaii Island Akamai Program
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Camp Imi-Possible
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Summit
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – Pacific Astronomy and Engineering Education Summit
  • University of Hawaii Foundation – VEX Qualifying Tournaments

2016

  • Journey through the Universe
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center (membership)
  • Akamai Internship program
  • AAUW – GEMS
  • Hawaii Island Science and Engineering Fair
  • VEX IQ State Science Fair
  • Kealakehe STEM Camp
  • TMT International Future Leaders Workshop
  • Events: Ellison Onizuka Day, AstroDay, Hawaii Island Women’s Forum, Panewa Park, Kealakehe Elementary School, Business Expo in Kona, Project Hawaii at Kalopa Park

2017

  • Journey through the Universe
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center (membership)
  • Akamai Internship program
  • AAUW – GEMS
  • Girl Scout Day
  • Hawaii Island Science and Engineering Fair
  • VEX IQ Robotics program
  • Kealakehe STEM Camp
  • Events: Ellison Onizuka Day, AstroDay Hilo, Astroday Kona, Hawaii Island Women’s Forum, Kealakehe Elementary School, Business Expo in Kona, IfA Open House

2018

  • Journey through the Universe
  • UH Hilo Science Olympiad
  • Girl Scout Day
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center (membership)
  • Akamai Internship program
  • AAUW – GEMS
  • Hawaii Island Science and Engineering Fair
  • VEX IQ Hawaii Island program
  • Camp Laniakea
  • Kealakehe STEM Camp
  • Events: Ellison Onizuka Day, AstroDay Hilo, Astroday Kona,  Kealakehe Elementary School, Business Expo in Kona, IfA Open House

2019

  • Journey through the Universe
  • Girl Scout Day
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center (membership)
  • Akamai Internship program
  • AAUW – GEMS
  • Hawaii Island Science and Engineering Fair
  • VEX IQ Hawaii Island program
  • Events: Ellison Onizuka Day, AstroDay Hilo, AstroDay Kona,  Kealakehe Elementary School, Business Expo in Kona, IfA Open House

2020 - Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many of the programs TMT would normally support were not held, or were remote.

  • TMT did participate in Journey through the Universe and Ellison Onizuka Day
  • TMT funded two new programs for online learning that were quickly developed to meet the needs of remote-learning students
    ○    Hawaii Science and Technology Museum’s remote program with Hilo Intermediate School
    ○    Waiakea High School online learning program 
  • TMT also provided funding for the Hawaii Island Food Bank
  • TMT gave two vehicles to local nonprofits; the Hawaii Island Food Bank and the Boys and Girls Club
  • TMT staff made and distributed several hundred cloth masks for the foster care organization "The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of East Hawaii"

2021 - Many of the programs that TMT would normally support on Hawaii Island are either on hold or are being done remotely.

  • Journey through the Universe’s remote program
  • Hawaii Science and Technology Enhanced online learning program