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High School STUDENTS

Current 12th grade high school students and recent graduates are invited to learn more about Good Jobs Hawai'i career pathways, job opportunities and trainings.

Statewide ONLINE trainings for high school grads (PDF)
Oahu trainings for high school grads (PDF)
Maui trainings for high school grads (PDF)


We invite you to sign up for one of our upcoming informational sessions:

Technology Info Session - Sign up here
Wednesday, October 11, 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 8, 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 6, 6:00-7:00 PM

Clean Energy and Skilled Trades Info Session - Sign up here
Tuesday, October 10, 6:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00-7:00 PM

Healthcare Info Session - Sign up here
Monday, October 30, 6:00-7:00 PM
Monday, November 27, 6:00-7:00 PM
Monday, December 18, 6:00-7:00 PM

Good Jobs O'ahu Info Session (for O'ahu residents only) - Sign up here
Thursday, December 21 from 6:00-7:00 PM
Thursday, January 11 from 6:00-7:00 PM


FAQ for High School Students


How do I know which training to apply for?

We recommend that you attend an info session to learn more about training options for high school students or contact us at goodjobs@hawaii.edu if you have a question on a specific training. Not all of the trainings offered through Good Jobs Hawai’i may be open for current high school students as some of the trainings may require prerequisites of prior education or work experience, and the programs are designed to lead to immediate employment within 6 months of training completion.

Is there a minimum age requirement for the program?

The minimum age to be eligible to participate in the program is 16 years of age. However, each training program may have its own minimum age requirements for industry certifications and employment in a particular sector.

Which trainings are open for high school students?

Each training program has its own requirements for eligibility regarding age, prerequisites such as having a high school diploma or GED, or prior work experience. You can click the Course Details button for courses that are open for application to read more about prerequisites. We will also add a flyer for each term schedule on the website that highlights the courses that are good options for current 12th grade high school students and recent graduates.

Can my high school class participate as a group?

We welcome opportunities to develop trainings at specific high schools as group cohorts. Please contact us at goodjobs@hawaii.edu for more information.

Do these trainings count towards college credits like Running Start?

Some courses that are non-credit trainings may articulate to college credits if you enroll in a degree program at one of the UH Community Colleges. Some courses may be credit programs that do count as college credits. Our staff can advise you on the opportunity to earn college credit for your program of interest.

Where are the trainings held?

In-person and hybrid trainings are held at UH Community College campuses throughout the state, at local training sites or online.

Do I have to bring my parents with me to school?

No, you will be enrolled as a student at one of the UH Community Colleges and will participate on your own.

Do I have to pay if I don't complete the class?

No, your tuition, fees and educational material costs (like books and exam fees) will be paid in full. You do not need to pay anything if you withdraw from the program before completing the course requirements, however, you will not be eligible for future funding through this program.


How to APPLY

1

First Step

View our current training opportunities supported by Good Jobs Hawai'i and apply online. You may submit only one application per person. If you have already submitted an application through Hana Career Pathways, Oahu Back to Work or other Good Jobs Hawai‘i programs, please contact us at goodjobs@hawaii.edu if you want to modify your application or you are interested in additional trainings to support your college and career goals

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Second Step

Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted by one of our UH Community College staff within two business days regarding the status of your application and next steps.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Hawai'i resident
  • U.S. citizen or status as a permanent resident alien of the U.S. (have a green card)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age and meet prerequisites for specific trainings and occupations
  • Must submit an application to Good Jobs Hawai'i

Contact us:

  • If you don’t see a course that you’re interested in taking or if the training is not available at this time, please contact us at goodjobs@hawaii.edu and a UHCC staff member will follow up with additional options and guidance.