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History of HTI

"Lawe i ka ma`alea a ku`ono`ono."
Acquire skill and make it deep.

For more than 30 years, HTI has been providing the people of Hawai`i with the academic and vocational skills required for career success.

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.

HTI was 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 employees.