What We Do

The High Technology Development Corporation, Oahu WorkLinks, and the CIO Council of Hawaii have partnered with workforce organizations and  employers across the state to accelerate technology training to meet the growing demand for jobs in the technology industry.  The accelerated training programs are estimated to train 175 people in the first year of the program and to place the trainees in local companies.  The TechHire program supports the State’s 80/80 initiative to create 80,000 new tech and innovation jobs earning more than $80,000/year by 2030.

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City and County of Honolulu Department of Community Services
ACTT Hawaii

For more information about TechHire Hawaii, contact Robbie Melton.

Jacqueline Wijaya

Jacqueline Wijaya had a strong interest in technology having grown up in a family where her parents and siblings were in tech. After graduating from Scripps College in media studies, anthropology and design, she was training to perform in taiko drums with Kenny Endo ensemble. With a strong desire to work in a startup company, Jacqueline applied to DevLeague’s full time 12-week course to become a full stack software developer.

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IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Hawaii labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations


Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 40% Hawaii
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Writing
  3. Troubleshooting
  4. Planning
  5. Organizational Skills

Software and Programming Skills

  1. Microsoft Windows
  2. SQL
  3. LINUX
  4. Oracle
  5. Microsoft Office

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Network / Systems Administrator
  3. Systems Analyst
  4. Computer Support Specialist
  5. Cyber / Information Security Engineer / Analyst

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Information Security Analysts
  2. Software Developers, Applications
  3. Computer Systems Analysts
  4. Software Developers, Systems Software
  5. Database Administrators

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Hawaii TechHire effort a success:

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State of Hawaii Enterprise Technology Services
University of Hawaii Community Colleges
Kauai Economic Development Board