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Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI)

The Akamai Workforce Initiative (AWI) partners high-tech industry, cutting-edge research, and inventive education to meet needs in astronomy, remote sensing, and other technology industries in Hawaii. AWI will provide training in electro-optics for a diverse student population through an innovative, culturally-relevant curriculum, designed to meet workforce needs. The AWI will advance akamai – smart, clever, expert – students into the technology workforce on Maui, and more broadly in Hawaii.

AWI includes the following components:

The goals of the Akamai Workforce Initiative are to:

  • Prepare local students for careers in electro-optics and related high tech fields;
  • Increase the capacity of the Hawaii scientific and technical community to teach diverse learners and design effective research experiences and laboratory courses;
  • Increase participation of women, Native Hawaiians, and other underrepresented groups in engineering technology education and employment in Hawaii;
  • Build partnerships and encourage mutual awareness of educational and employment opportunities in high-tech industry among the local communities of Maui County.

The Akamai Workforce Initiative Consortium includes:

  • University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA)
  • Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO)
  • University of Hawaii – Maui Community College (MCC)
  • Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)
  • Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing Site (AMOS)

The Akamai Workforce Initiative Project Team includes:

  • Lisa Hunter, CfAO & IfA
  • Scott Seagroves, CfAO
  • Lynne Raschke, CfAO
  • Mark Hoffman, MCC
  • Jeff Kuhn, IfA
  • Joe Janni, AMOS
  • Leslie Wilkins, MEDB

The AWI Consortium is currently funded by:

  • The National Science Foundation funded Center for Adaptive Optics (NSF#AST – 987678)
  • University of Hawaii
  • National Science Foundation (NSF# AST-0710699)
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research (NSF# AST-0710699, through interagency transfer)
  • Air Force Research Laboratory

For information please contact: Lisa Hunter, Director, Akamai Workforce Initiative, Institute for Astronomy & Center for Adaptive Optics, (808) 573-9542, hunter@maile.ifa.hawaii.edu

Last Modified: Nov 20, 2008 

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