Testimony Presented Before the
House Committee on Higher Education
March 24, 2011 at 2:00pm
Donald O. Straney
Chancellor, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
HCR 197/HR 170 – SUPPORTING THE WORKFORCE PIPELINE PROGRAM OF THE THIRTY METER TELESCOPE PROJECT.
Chair Nishimoto, Vice Chair Nakashima and Members of the Committee:
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College are major developers of the trained workforce needed in Hawai‘i County. We place a priority on meeting workforce needs of our community and state. We welcome, therefore, efforts such as those described in this resolution, to stimulate and sustain a broad range of activities to prepare our citizens for rewarding careers in the County.
We are pleased to support the resolution and thank you for the opportunity to testify.