Hawai'i Public Radio: New partnership aims to boost local tech talent and meet Hawaiʻi's growing demand

"There's a lot of demand for qualified information technology and cybersecurity professionals in the state, but there are not enough workers.


A new study from SMS Hawaiʻi found the demand far outweighs the pool of workers. In 2020, there were nearly 13,000 job openings in the local tech sector — in IT, cybersecurity, networking, etc. — but only 3,800 people were hired.

The study surveyed employers from across the state, as well as reviewed data provided by the state and University of Hawaiʻi" - Hawai'i Public Radio

Read the full article at Hawai'i Public Radio
Read the Hawai'i IT Workforce Needs Analysis Executive Summary by SMS Hawai'i
Learn more about Hawai'i's IT Workforce Development Needs at Hawai'i Executive Collaborative

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