Hawai‘i Regional Pathway Initiative
Through the funding of GEAR UP Hawai‘i, the State Office of CTE, and a collaborative of private funders, Hawaiʻi P-20 provided an opportunity for five regions to design and launch two career pathways that lead to high-demand, living-wage careers in Hawaiʻi. Support will extend over a three-year period and include technical assistance.
Design and launch two high-quality career pathways, that include a sequence of academic and technical courses, accelerated learning options, work-based learning, and student advising that culminates in a degree or credential that holds real value to employers and that corresponds to the needs of the job market. Pathways design should organize and focus prior efforts in these areas into a more coherent approach and help to connect existing education and economic development efforts.
Work collaboratively as a regional team comprised of secondary, postsecondary, and industry partners to design pathways and implement strategies to increase student enrollment and completion of these pathways.
Increase the number of secondary students participating in pathway related career awareness and exploration activities; applying learning through practical career-related experiences with local employers; and, completing programming connected to and reflected in their personal transition plan.
As a result of enrolling in and completing a high-quality career pathways, more students will matriculate into college, be better prepared to complete a degree on-time, and graduate with a major that prepares them to enter a high-demand, living-wage occupation.