ClimbHI Honors Hawaii Businesses and Educators

By Star-Advertiser Staff | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
August 4, 2021

Hawaii workforce development nonprofit ClimbHI is recognizing three Hawaii businesses /organizations and three educators for their involvement with ClimbHI Bridge, an online career portal reaching students statewide.

Since the career portal’s launch in December, 275 Hawaii businesses and nonprofit organizations have helped more than 12, 400 high school and intermediate students statewide through 225 events and approximately 1, 250 volunteer hours in a public-private partnership. Nearly 2, 000 educators are using the portal, and elementary schools will be added this fall.

ClimbHI and the nonprofit Hawai ‘i Executive Collaborative are recognizing three organizations for their excellence in providing opportunities and hosting events through ClimbHI Bridge during the program’s first eight months. They are YMCA of Honolulu, Bank of Hawaii and The Queen’s Health Systems.

The award also honors three educators for organizing nearly 60 workforce development events through the portal. They are Geraldine Valencia, Campbell High School ; Fern White, West Hawaii resource teacher ; and Maria Bernard-Reantaso, Moanalua High School.

Subaru Hawai ‘i offers 2-year car giveaway Subaru Hawai ‘i, which has six dealerships statewide, is partnering with KHON2 to launch a car giveaway, “Shot for a Subaru, ” to incentivize community members to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

One winner will receive a free two-year use of a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport.

To qualify, participants must be at least 18, be a Hawaii resident and have at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot. The selected winner will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccine. Entries are open through Aug. 31. To enter the giveaway, go to /subaru. Participants also can receive bonus entries on social media by following Subaru Hawai ‘i on Facebook and Instagram.

The winner will be announced Sept. 3 on KHON’s Living808 between 9 and 10 a.m.


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