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2018 Summary

  Highlights: - The 7th annual LEI program saw student participation continue to increase; 1,000 high school students from 33 high schools across the state participated. Students attended from high schools across all of the islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Hawai’i...

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Program Fills Students’ Ambition Sails with Wind

Program Fills Students’ Ambition Sails with Wind

The theme of this year’s Lead, Expose and Inspire Program, LEI, April 16-17 on Hawaii Island was the wind of the Hawaiian Islands, and like the makani of the Hawaiian Islands, each person’s wind sets them on a different journey — one that consists of their dreams and...

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Visitor Industry Looks to Attract High Schoolers

Visitor Industry Looks to Attract High Schoolers

A visitor industry-supported workforce development program kicks off this week to encourage young people to pursue tourism careers, an important recruitment step at a time when the state’s visitor industry is vying to attract candidates amid record unemployment lows....

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The Future Workforce of Tourism

The Future Workforce of Tourism

Hawaii businesses can expand students’ horizons through the state’s largest workforce development program. For the past seven years, the LEI (Lead, Expose, Inspire) program of ClimbHI has been helping high school students throughout the entire state follow their...

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Checking Out Careers in Hotel Industry

Checking Out Careers in Hotel Industry

King Kekaulike High sophomores Savanna Valdez and Madison Dutro (first photo) chat with Barbie Dofa, Napili Kai Beach Resort director of human resources Wednesday during a career fair at the Sheraton Maui. The fair was part of the LEI (Leadership, Exploration,...

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Proclamation

April has now been declared Leadership, Exploration, and Inspiration Month in the State of Hawaii! Very big mahalo to Hawaii Govenor, David Ige and Lt. Governor, Shan S. Tsutsui for recognizing ClimbHI and its intentions of teaching, guiding, and inspiring the...

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LEI 2016 Program on Hawaii News Now

LEI 2016 Program on Hawaii News Now

Annual leadership program to help inspire next generation of Hawaii's hospitality industry. HONOLULU - In April of 2016, ClimbHI and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) will kick off the 5th annual LEI (Leadership, Exploration, and Inspiration) program. Sponsored by...

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Tourism Climbing high

Tourism Climbing high

Photo by: Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island Chef Michael Young of the Sheraton Kauai Resort, leads a line of Kauai Community College culinary arts students and other chefs in serving up Niihau Lamb during the ACF Breakfast at the Kauai Community College in this...

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Article in The Garden Island (Kauai)

Article in The Garden Island (Kauai)

Inspiring the next generation LIHUE — In April, ClimbHI and the Hawaii Tourism Authority will kick off the 5th annual LEI (Leadership, Exploration and Inspiration) program. LEI is the largest workforce development program in Hawaii, and was created to inspire Hawaii’s...

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‘Pick me,’ says visitor industry

‘Pick me,’ says visitor industry

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM The visitor industry is working hard to find the next generation of local hospitality workers. Kapiolani Community College students Anna Huertas, second from left, and Rita Barrientos talk with Julie Morikawa, right, and...

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Workforce program reaches Kauai

Workforce program reaches Kauai

by Dennis Fujimoto - The Garden Island POIPU — Waimea High School student Kamryn Kenney was thrilled to be part of the Leadership, Exploration and Inspiration workforce development program Friday at the Sheraton Kauai Resort. “This is a great opportunity for hands-on...

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Hundreds of Students Get Inside Look at Visitor Industry

Hundreds of Students Get Inside Look at Visitor Industry

Hundreds of high school and college students got an inside look at Hawaii’s tourism industry Friday. The 4th annual LEI Program features more than 60 businesses, including 21 full-service hotels, that introduce students to various visitor-oriented operations, and even...

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LEI TV Spot

LEI TV Spot

We just finished the spot for LEI. Will share with you the air schedule once we have it from Oceanic. Click Here to watch the video on youtube.

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HTA E- Bulletin: Leading, Exploring and Inspiring Aloha

HTA E- Bulletin: Leading, Exploring and Inspiring Aloha

By Carlyn Abramo                                                                                                                                                                             Mililani High School Hospitality extends so much further than an industry....

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LEI 2013 Maui Program-April 2013

LEI 2013 Maui Program-April 2013

On April 3, 2013, ClimbHI held its inaugural LEI Maui Program in an effort to reach out to high school students on The Valley Isle. With over 120 students from three high schools in attendance, the program was a great success. The general sentiment was that the...

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Hawaii Tourism Authority E-bulletin

May is Tourism Month: We all Contribute to Hawai'i's Tourism Economy   The following commentary from Mike McCartney, president and CEO, Hawai'i Tourism Authority, ran on Sunday, May 6 in theHonolulu Star-Advertiser     Tourism in Hawai'i is more than an industry....

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