For more than 25 years, HTI has been providing the
people of Hawai`i with the academic and vocational skills required for
HTI attained its not-for-profit 501(c)3 status
in 2000 and is licensed by the State of Hawai`i Department of Education
as a private trade, vocational, and technical school.
formed in 1986 through a partnership between ALU LIKE, Inc. and IBM
Corporation to develop a job-training center in Honolulu. Originally
established under the name of the Hawai`i Computer Training Center, the
goal was to provide training opportunities to disadvantaged minority
groups based on labor market needs.
Since its inception, HTI has
continued to develop vocational training programs to meet the needs of
the community and the workplace. Through promoting the cultivation of
life skills in a supportive ‘ohana
setting, HTI links culture with
technology to help people become self-reliant citizens and competitive