LEI (Lead, Expose, Inspire) is an annual workforce development exposure event provided by ClimbHI, the Hawaii Tourism Authority andHawaii’s local tourist and hospitality industry. The program began in 2012 with 300 Hawaii high school students spending a day learning about the hospitality industry and the value of graduating from high school and going on to pursue a post-secondary education. During the course of the day’s program the students meet, learn, and experience job opportunities that the hospitality industry can provide. Students also receive exposure on filling out job/college applications, resumes, personal finance, and support resources.
LEI Day 2013 Schedule
- 9:15am-10:30am: Leadership and inspiration through guest speakers and Hawaiian culture/sense of place trainings at the Hawaii Convention Center
- 11am-2pm: Students get divided up at 11 different hotels for an overview of the hotel industry including a dining etiquette piece for lunch.
- 2pm-3:30pm: Students return to the convention center for a career fair to expose them to the variety of roles in the hospitality industry and post-secondary educational opportunities. Governor Neil Abercrombie will be in attendance to give a motivational speech during the closing ceremony.
LEAD — EXPOSE — INSPIRE