Technology represents a significant opportunity for our state as we look to diversify our workforce and support an innovation economy.

Technology was identified in the Talent Roadmap to Support Economic Recovery as a priority sector for talent development to build a resilient economy. This report aims to understand Hawaii companies information technology (IT) needs and how Hawaiʻi meets those needs. It looks at IT workforce supply and demand, fastest growing IT occupations, and skills and credentials that Hawaii employers seek. Using employer insights, the report also identifies workforce development recommendations that can best position our state to capitalize on the opportunities in this growing sector.

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 Hawaiʻi students and residents can be employable in IT-related fields in Hawaiʻi. The report is intended to serve as a starting point for further discussion by stakeholders who together can help ensure Hawaiʻi is preparing our own future-focused IT talent pipeline, and supporting workforce diversification and an innovation economy.

IT Workforce Needs Executive Summary IT Workforce Needs Report

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

Interested in engaging in IT workforce development discussions, including those related to on-the-job training and work-based learning?

We’d like to hear from you!

IT Workforce Needs Report Partners

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
SMS Hawaii
University of Hawaii Community Collage