Prepare for required IT careers, meet employers

students talking to employers at the job fair

Free preparation for information technology careers at local companies is being offered through a series of events called “2023 Spring Tech Days” presented by the University. Hawaii and Hawaii Chamber of CommerceFrom March 21 to April 6, 2023.

Tech Days is the result of many organizations collaborating to expand information technology career training Hawaii High school and college students in an effort to grow local talent for thousands of in-demand individuals. IT jobs

“We are working among ourselves UH to build a strong campus IT employee pipeline: from help desk and network technicians to data scientists and software engineers,” he said. UH The President David Lassner. “The need for these skills across the community at multiple experience levels has never been greater. Our goal is to connect our graduates with local employers looking to hire them for these high-paying, in-demand jobs and then provide continuing education opportunities to support professional development and advancement.”

Events will be held both in person and virtually. Event organizers hope to inspire students and expose them to exciting local career opportunities in the tech industry.

graphic with spring 2023 tech text days

“The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce is a proud partner of the Spring 2023 Tech Days, which brings tech entrepreneurs together with local students through career fairs, talk stories and outdoor experiences. Hawaiithe technology industry is making strides Hawaii at the forefront of innovation and IT security, so preparing our youth for these in-demand careers is critical to our state’s economic future,” said Sherry Menor-McNamara, president and CEO Hawaii Chamber of Commerce. “The 10 days of personal and virtual events will also bring awareness HawaiiIt’s a booming tech industry.”

Students can register for all Tech Days events here

Interested employers should contact Eliza Talbot, LH communications, public affairs and strategy at the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce at For more information on the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Development programs, visit

UH Tech & Intelligence Virtual Career Expo

It is one of the highlights of Tech Days UH Tech & Intelligence Virtual Career Expo March 24, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm This is an online opportunity for students and freshers. UH graduates to explore career opportunities in technology, IT and intelligence sectors with local and national industry partners. Potential participants are encouraged to complete their profile and register here

On March 22nd, at 12:00 noon, there will be a pre-fair workshop on tips and best practices for preparing the Career Fair. Register for the workshop at

Spring 2023 Tech Days schedule:

Tuesday, March 21, from 16:30 to 18:30. Discussion story with tech professionals
Place: The cafeteria of the University Lab School
Meet tech professionals in a variety of roles at a variety of companies. Hawaii Department of Education (DOE) welcome to join.
[Participant Registration Open]

Wednesday, March 22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Tips and Best Practices for Preparing for a Virtual Career Fair
Place: Virtual via Zoom
This workshop will give you tips and best practices to help you succeed at a virtual career fair.
[Participant Registration Open]

Thursday, March 23, 9:30-11:00 a.m. Hawaii Tech Forefront Panel
Place: Virtual via Zoom
listen Hawaii IT about the projects where the leaders of the sector are located Hawaii at the forefront of technological innovation. DOE welcome to join
[Participant Registration Open]

Friday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Virtual UH Technology and Intelligence Career Fair
Place: Virtual through Braz
Meet recruiters from many tech companies.
Visit the official website
Registration of employers and participants is open.

March 28, 12:00-13:30 Leap-Start Experience Excelerator Panel
Place: Virtual via Zoom
Hear from current Leap-Start participants and recent graduates about this internship opportunity.
[Link to Join Zoom Call]

March 29, 5:30–7:00 PM Talk Story with Tech Leaders
Place: Virtual via Zoom
Interact 1:1 with Hawaiitechnology leaders and learn how you can jump-start your career.
[Registration link opening soon]

March 31, from 13:00 to 17:00 UH Technology and Intelligence Career Fair – Meet and Greet
Place: UH Mānoa, Campus Center
Follow up your Career Fair with in-person recruiter meetings.
[Employer Registration link]

April 6, 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Downtown IT Externality of educators
Place: Entrepreneurs Sandbox and downtown businesses
Educators from selected schools will participate in a discovery of the city center IT careers with host companies. DOE IT teachers, please contact Lord Ryan Lizardo at

In addition UH and the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, among the partners IT Sector cooperation, CIO Council of Hawaiicyber Hawaii, Hawaii Defense Alliance, Thrive HELLOAsia Pacific Center for Entrepreneurship, Builders VC and the Student Chapter of the Society for Computing Machinery.

students talking to employers at the job fair

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