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From Today to Tomorrow: An Analysis of Hawaii’s IT Workforce Needs

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 Hawai‘i 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 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

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!

kpeters@cochawaii.org

IT Workforce Needs Report Partners