“Since its inception, HTI has served thousands of students through various programs and has been rewarded with student successes locally and nationally.”

Giving to HTI

‘Ike aku, ‘ike mai, kokua aku kokua mai; pela iho la ka nohana ‘ohana.

Recognize others, be recognized, help others, be helped; such is a family relationship.

At HTI, corporate culture is “family.” We go out-of-our-way to help our students learn as much about themselves as they learn about the curriculum of their program. Many of our students have, in turn, ua hanai (adopted) HTI staff and faculty as part of their own definition of family.

For 25 years, HTI has helped thousands of students because of the generous support from organizations and people like you who believe in the mission of HTI. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to HTI, please click on the icon below to complete our fast and secure online donation form.

Sponsorship Programs

Through Hawai`i Community Foundation, ALU LIKE, Inc., Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Kamehameha Schools, native Hawaiian students qualify for and are awarded numerous grants and scholarships. Students may also receive additional assistance through O`ahu WorkLinks, FAFSA, and other community programs.

HTI has a diverse student population and encourages those who may not qualify for funding to seek support through our sponsorship program which is based on academic merit and financial need.

Why Is It A Priority?

The Sponsorship Program is fundamental to the whole educational process and serves as a critical tool in assisting students in beginning their academic journey to a fulfilling career. The Sponsorship Program opens the doors to education to students from a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds and who are in career transition.


Alumni Association-giving back to specific programs

Ho`iho`i – to return, send back, or restore; to give back

Since its inception, HTI has served well over 2o,000 students through various programs and has been rewarded with student successes in the community and throughout the nation. Our Alumni Association provides the opportunity for our graduates to stay in touch, give back in various ways, and mentor our current students.

Throughout the years, our programs have changed to follow the current employment trends both locally and nationally. Originating over 25 years ago from the joint partnership between IBM and Alu Like, we’ve offered a variety of programs, such as, Na Wahine O Ke Au Hou (Women of the New Era) – Women in Technology, A+ Certification, “got game?” – Summer Youth Work Experience, and Information Technology Management (ITM)

Currently we offer programs in Workforce Foundation Development (open to the community without charge), Office Technology Management (OTM), Pharmacy Technician Program (PTP), Medical Assisting diploma (MED) or certification (MAP) programs, and Medical Billing and Coding (MBC).

As alumni of HTI, you can choose to donate to HTI in general, or you can give back to the program that facilitated your initial steps into your career by sponsoring the scholarship for someone who can use the kokua (help).

Choose a program for which to sponsor a scholarship:

  • Workforce Foundation Program (WFP)
  • Office Technology Management (OTM)
  • Pharmacy Technician Program (PTP)
  • Medical Assisting Program – Certificate (MAP)
  • Medical Assisting Program – Diploma (MED)
  • “got game?” Summer Youth Work Experience (GG)
  • Non-credit programs

Annual Fund-supporting upcoming events and programs

A donation to our Annual Fund will allow you to contribute and make a difference in the lives of students. You would be helping us to provide quality services to students, foster new partnerships and programs while providing outreach to the community.

Events include graduation, cultural and educational projects and fieldtrips. The fund will also support technology upgrades, curriculum development, pilot programs and program development.

Volunteerism / Internships / Community Service

Many opportunities exist should you wish to make a difference by volunteering at HTI.

Also, for the past four years, HTI has been an internship site for students enrolled in Kamehameha Schools Kapili `Oihana Program. We look forward to our next interns starting in May 2014!


HTI is deeply grateful for your kindness and generosity. Your donations to HTI help our students improve themselves, their families, and their communities through education and training.