In conjunction with the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH), Hawaiʻi Community College (HCC) and the Department of Education, TMT will form and sustain a Workforce Pipeline Program that will lead to a highly qualified pool of local workers.
- Special emphasis will be given to those programs aimed at preparing local residents for science, engineering and technical positions commanding higher wages. This ensures a significant component in the Workforce Pipeline Program for higher education on the Island of Hawaii.
- TMT will assign a dedicated manager to coordinate the Workforce Pipeline Program and work with organizations such as the University of Hawaii at Hilo, including its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs; Hawaii Community College workforce programs that train, retrain and place employees in jobs; current observatories; and the Department of Education and charter schools.
TMT will participate in a County of Hawaii Workforce Investment Board initiative with the Maunakea Observatories to explore opportunities to use existing community resources, provide the observatories with a broader and stronger qualified local labor pool, and find and train candidates for career opportunities in the local astronomy enterprise.