From: Pono Shim <email@example.com>
Date: September 20, 2020 at 10:30:10 AM HST
|Aloha mai kakou, |
For the past 3 months we (Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, skilled consultants, and program designer Omar Sultan) have been working on a program to work with the State of Hawaii to use Cares Act Funding to assist displaced workers or individuals who have been significantly affected financially by COVID 19. This past week with the signing of the contract the Governor issued the Press Release with the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism.
The State’s program funding will help 350 participants to be placed in Host Companies who have the ability and need to host, train, and support a couple of participants in their organizations thru a paid internship thru December 15th. We know that we cannot help the thousands of individuals suffering thru the pandemic and that there are more businesses that would like to participate then we can onboard. However, we strongly recommend and hope that you will register as either a “Participant” or “Host Company” (if you can support a couple of interns and are aligned with the objectives/compliance of the program).
Please visit www.edahawaii.org and click on Aloha Connects Innovation “learn more” tab. When you enter the page please select either Participant or Host Company based on your interest and review the information. When you get to the bottom of the page you can select “learn more” to be a Participant (you can register there) or if you’re desiring to be a Host Company you can select “register”. We should be following up with you within the week.
To reiterate we know we cannot assist all (including companies who would like to Host participants) in being placed in ACI but please don’t be discouraged. If more funding is released thru Congress and subsequently our local Government we believe that we have designed infrastructure for more funding to be invested to help more people discover new career opportunities and skills for their future thru ACI.
To that point we would love the opportunity to train/prepare displaced workers to position themselves for these types of opportunities regardless if they get placed or not. In a partnership with Microsoft and my Higher Skills Academy training we have opened up training that we begin every 2 weeks for free. We also know that thru these trainings we are opening relationships with ourselves with the hope that these relationships can be helpful to your future. If this is of value to you please register here:
Friday, October 2, 2020 10:00 AM Hawaii – Higher Skills Academy
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Another free training (thru the end of the 2020 year) you can immediately register thru the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation website https://www.htdc.org/workforce-recovery-initiative-by-coursera/ for over 3800 courses thru the Coursera online learning platform.
If the menu options are too vast and you don’t know where to begin or choose and would like assistance in considering career opportunities and what pathway you might consider we are hosting a free “Choosing a Path” webinar on September 28 at noon please register here:
Monday, September 28, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Hawaii –
“Choosing a Path” Webinar
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Mahalo nui loa,
Pono Shim Oahu Economic Development Board
Additional Higher Skills Academy registration dates will be posted on the OEDB websiteat www.oedb.biz as the information becomes available.
August 5th Presenter will be Lieutenant Governor, Josh Green, MD.
With the rapid changes regarding COVID-19, it can be difficult to stay up to date with all that is happening in our islands. The Hawai‘i Public Health Institute (HIPHI) will be offering a series of webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on our communities.
After working hard to get our recorded cases down, how concerning are Hawaiiʻs current spikes in COVID-19 cases?
Find out what this means for our state and how we should be responding in our second update from Lieutenant Governor Josh Green.
13 July 2020
THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO A
“KA’U COVID 19 UPDATE”
INFORMATIONAL / EDUCATIONAL MEETING
DATE: MONDAY JULY 13, 2020
TIME: REGISTRATION @ 4:30PM
MEETING @ 5:00PM – 6:30PM (STARTS / ENDS PROMPTLY)
PLACE: PAHALA COMMUNITY CENTER
(next to Fire Station)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Wearing of Mask and Social Distancing is required.
To remain in compliance to Hawaii State Covid 19 Mandates, seating is limited, attendance is based on “First-Come-First-Serve”.
PARTICIPATION VIA ZOOM IS ALSO AVAILABLE:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call the Ka’u Resource & Distance Learning Center at 928-0101 for ZOOM connectivity information.
COME JOIN US AND “TALK STORY” WITH:
- HAWAII COUNTY MAYOR HARRY KIM
- HAWAII STATE Lt. GOVERNOR JOSH GREEN
- Dr. SCOTT MISCOVICH, FOUNDER OF PREMIER MEDICAL GROUP
- DAN BRINKMAN, CEO EAST HAWAII / HHSC
- MERILYN HARRIS, KA’U HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR
- ERIC HONDA, INTERIM DEPT. OF HEALTH DISTRICT HEALTH OFFICER
MAHALO! TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING KA’U COMMUNITY CONCERNS.