About US

In order to live and thrive in Hawaiʻi, it requires a good job. Good Jobs Hawai'i offers free skills training in Hawai'i’s high-demand sectors including: Healthcare, Technology, Clean energy/Skilled trades, and Creative industries that can lead to a pathway for a better-paying job and accelerate one’s career.

Support for the Good Jobs Hawai'i initiative is provided by various government and philanthropic organizations including the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Department of Education, the City & County of Honolulu, Ascendium Education Group, the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, and the Hawai'i Workforce Funders Collaborative.

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Good Jobs Hawai‘i will support the training and wraparound support costs for participants and leverage various federal, state, county, and philanthropic resources including:

Good Jobs Challenge (U.S. Economic Development Administration - EDA)

The Good Jobs Challenge highlights workforce development as key to accelerating local economic growth and rebuilding regional economies so they are more resilient to future challenges, while providing good job opportunities for American workers to achieve economic mobility and security.

Hana Career Pathways (U.S. Department of Education)

Financial support provided by U.S. Department of Education federal grant #V425G200038, Reimagining Workforce Preparation: Hana Career Pathways, in the amount of $13,370,383.58 for the period of Oct 1, 2020–September 29, 2023.

Good Jobs O‘ahu (City and County of Honolulu)

Good Jobs Oʻahu is funded by the City and County of Honoulu and is only available for qualified O'ahu residents.

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), Workforce Development Division (WDD)

WDD is a part of the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR). Our division provides the following core services and programs to job seekers and employers.