The C3T Hawaii Community College Consortium is developing workforce programs to meet key economic initiatives in the Energy sector identified in the "New Day In Hawaii" plan. These initiatives include:
Allow Independent Power Producers to Sell Directly to End Users
Support Workforce Development For Good, "Green" Jobs
Research, Expand, and Deploy Renewables with Clear Community Benefits
Reduce Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels For Transportation
Identified as "Hawaii's Most Important Economic Enterprise Right Now" in the New Day in Hawaii plan, the energy sector plays a vital role in the economic stability of Hawaii into the future.
In May 2011, the Research & Economic Analysis Division of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, in its publication on Economic Issues, the Energy sector was estimated to generate roughly $3 billion of Hawaii's Gross Domestic Product and was estimated to grow at 8.8%. The fastest growing industry within the energy sector included renewable energy with an estimated annual growth rates in excess of 20%.
Current occupational data from the Economic Modeling Specialist, Inc. (EMSI) for occupations that fall within the definition of the energy sector of the C3T Hawaii Grant forecasted a 9.9% increase in employment from 2011 to 2018, with an Average Annual Earning per job (2012) of $58,486.
By clicking on the "Documents" tab below, you will find the most current inventory of workforce training programs and courses that will meet the growing needs of the energy sector being developed by the University of Hawaii C3T Consortium. These workforce solutions are being developed in partnership with the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, the four (4) county Workforce Investment Boards and the One-Stop providers along with business, industry and our partnership of community based organizations.