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ClimbHI Hosts 150 Students for Maui Workforce Event

ClimbHI Hosts 150 Students for Maui Workforce Event

ClimbHI Hosts 150 Students for Maui Workforce Event By Maui Now April 6, 2024Hawaiʻi workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI partnered with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, as well as dozens of Maui businesses and organizations, to...

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Hawaiian, Alaska Airlines Combo is Good for Hawaii

Hawaiian, Alaska Airlines Combo is Good for Hawaii

Hawaiian, Alaska Airlines Combo is Good for Hawaii By Mayors Richard Bissen, Rick Blangiardi, Derek Kawakami and Mitch Roth | Honolulu Star-Advertiser February 18, 2024Photo Courtesy: Jamm Aquino | jaquino@staradviser.com Hawaiian Airlines announced in December an...

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ClimbHI Appoints New Director of Operations

ClimbHI Appoints New Director of Operations

ClimbHI Appoints New Director of Operations By Sophia Compton | Pacific Business News January 11, 2024In her new role, Gibo will help lead ClimbHI's programs and day-to-day activities, including training educators and businesses, according to the announcement.ClimbHI,...

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100 Students in Hawaii Participate in Teen CERT Training

100 Students in Hawaii Participate in Teen CERT Training

100 Students in Hawaii Participate in Teen CERT Training By FEMA Preparedness Community January 11, 2024100 Students in Hawaii Participate in Teen CERT TrainingIn October 2023, students from across Hawaii participated in Teen CERT training. The Teen CERT program...

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Pacific Inno – Fire Awards 2023

Pacific Inno – Fire Awards 2023

Pacific Inno - Fire Awards 2023 By Kelsey Kukaua Medeiros July 14, 2023Now in its second year, Pacific Inno’s Fire Awards recognize excellence in tech and innovation — including areas like food and energy independence. This includes both startups and longstanding...

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3 Questions with Julie Morikawa of ClimbHI

3 Questions with Julie Morikawa of ClimbHI

3 Questions with Julie Morikawa of ClimbHI By Sophia Compton | Pacific Business News June 2, 2023“Over the course of the last year, we have been privileged to do all this great work for our state and to reach over 71,500 students,” Julie Morikawa, president and...

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High School, College Students Explore Career Option

High School, College Students Explore Career Option

High School, College Students Explore Career Option By The Maui News March 29, 2023Students get a taste of hotel housekeeping during ClimbHI’s workforce development event at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea on Tuesday. Photos courtesy ClimbHIMore than 130 high school...

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Five Questions with Julie Morikawa

Five Questions with Julie Morikawa

Five Questions with Julie Morikawa By Vicki Viotti | Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 18, 2022Julie Morikawa founded ClimbHI to ensure that future generations have easily accessible career tools and connections in Hawaii. Photo courtesy by Craig T. KojimaThe founder...

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Students Get a ‘Leap-Start’ into High-Demand IT Jobs

Students Get a ‘Leap-Start’ into High-Demand IT Jobs

Students Get a ‘Leap-Start’ into High-Demand IT Jobs By Kelli Abe Trifonovitch | UH News September 28, 2022A new program is training University of Hawaiʻi students to enter the critical, growing information technology (IT) sector by providing practical experience with...

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For LEI Students, It’s The ‘Climb’

For LEI Students, It’s The ‘Climb’

For LEI Students, It's The 'Climb' By Julie Morikawa | Hawai'i Island Midweek June 8, 2022Larrianne Daine Lagpacan has always enjoyed cooking with her family, so when she experienced the culinary opportunities available in the hospitality industry during the ClimbHl...

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Crystal Ozaki Wins Teaching Honor

Crystal Ozaki Wins Teaching Honor

Crystal Ozaki Wins Teaching Honor By The Garden Island June 12, 2022Crystal Ozaki is a teacher at Kaua‘i High School.LIHU'E - A Kaua'i educator received the Hospitality Educator Award from the Hawai'i workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI and the Hawai'i Lodging &...

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KHS Teacher Wins Hospitality Educator Award

KHS Teacher Wins Hospitality Educator Award

KHS Teacher Wins Hospitality Educator Award By Kaua‘i News June 7, 2022Crystal Ozaki, a teacher at Kaua‘i High School for the past seven years, was named one of the two winners.Hawai‘i workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI recognized two educators on Kaua‘i and Maui...

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Inspiring Youth To Soar In The Tourism Industry

Inspiring Youth To Soar In The Tourism Industry

Inspiring Youth to Soar in the Tourism Industry By Julie Morikawa | Kauai MidWeek June 1, 2022Students from Kaua`i High School participated in ClimbHI's LEI (Leadership, Exploration, Inspiration) programThe day after his graduation from Kaua`i High School in 2018,...

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Hawaiʻi Public Radio Bytemarks Café

Hawaiʻi Public Radio Bytemarks Café

Hawaiʻi Public Radio Bytemarks Café By Burt Lum | Hawaiʻi Public Radio February 9, 2022We'll catch up with the new executive director of the TRUE initiative or Technology Readiness, User Evaluation. We'll find out how TRUE is also working with ClimbHI to help develop...

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