Education

The Apprentice

New apprenticeships in tech, healthcare, cooking and business are attracting local applicants with a tried-and-true mix: a paid job plus classes to improve your skills. And tuition is almost entirely covered by federal grants. Guy Shibayama says an apprenticeship saved…

Native Hawaiian Culture is Science

As with other indigenous cultures, Hawaiian knowledge adds a vital element to science. From a Native Hawaiian perspective, modern science is a valuable tool but may lack an element needed to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems involving climate…

From the Sea [Sponsored]

Haunani Kane was built for the ocean. Whether as an apprentice navigator on Hokulea using indigenous forms of wayfaring or as an elegant surfer sliding across the face of a wave in Waikiki, she looks comfortable in the sea. Appropriately,…

Reversing Hawaii's Brain Drain

Five steps local leaders are taking right now to persuade bright young kamaaina to stay home or come back Tony Marzi is the kind of kamaaina that Hawaii’s business and community leaders hope will come home. The 32-year-old grew up…

Serving Hawaii’s Only Urban Homestead

“Papakolea is the only Hawaiian homestead region located in an urban center,” says Lilia Kapuniai, executive director of the Papakolea Community Development Corp. “Because of that, our hands are not in the dirt every day. Our children’s priorities may not…