The Hawaiʻi P-20 Education to Workforce Report (PDF) shows the number of Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) students completing a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of study in education prior to college is increasing.
Key report highlights include:
- HIDOE graduates who completed an education CTE program of study had higher college enrollment rates compared to statewide average (61 percent vs. 55 percent)
- HIDOE CTE education graduates were more likely to still be enrolled at UH at the end of the second year compared to non-CTE graduates (78 percent vs. 62 percent)
- Education graduates are more likely to be found in Hawaiʻi‘s workforce five years after graduating from UH, compared to graduates earning a non-education degree. Moreover, a large percentage of those education graduates found in the state’s workforce were working in the education industry.
The latest findings also reflect the number of HIDOE graduates pursuing education career pathways, as well as education graduates from UH, is still not sufficient to meet the high demand for teachers needed to fill vacancies across the state. Several statewide initiatives, such as “Be a Hero. Be a Teacher” and “Grow Our Own Initiative,” have been implemented to address the teacher shortage and retention in Hawaiʻi.
Hawaiʻi P-20 released its first Education to Workforce Report focusing on STEM career pathways in February 2019.