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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.


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

We are 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.

Giving to HTI


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.

Over the last three decades, HTI has helped thousands of students because of generous support from organizations and people like you who believe in our mission.  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, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Kamehameha Schools, native Hawaiian students qualify for and are awarded numerous grants and scholarships.  Students have received additional assistance through Oʻahu 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 student in beginning their academic journey to a fulfilling career. It opens the doors of education to students from a broad spectrum of socio-economic backgrounds and who are in career transition.


Alumni Association
giving back by paying it forward

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

HTIʻs Alumni Association provides opportunity for the 20,000 students weʻve served through various programs to stay in touch, give back in different ways, and mentor current students pursuing like career goals.

Throughout the years, our programs have changed to follow current employment trends both locally and nationally.  We have offered a variety of programs, such as, Na Wahine o Ke Au Hou – Women in Technology, A+ Certification, “got game?” – Summer Tech Work Experience, and Information Technology Management (ITM).

Currently, we offer programs in Workforce Foundation Program (WFP), which is open to the community without charge, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified EKG Technician (CET), and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT).

As an 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 a career by sponsoring the scholarship of someone who can use the kokua (help).

Choose a program for which to sponsor a scholarship:

  • Workforce Foundation Program (WFP)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • “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 and foster new partnership and programs while providing outreach to communities.

Events that are supported include graduation, cultural and education projects, and field trips.  The fund will also support technology upgrades, curriculum development, pilot programs, and program development.

Volunteer / Internships

Many opportunities exist should you decide to make a difference by volunteering at HTI.  Call the school to see how you can contribute your time and energy.

Also, for the past four years, HTI has been an internship site for students receiving scholarships from Kamehameha Schools and enrolled in its Kapili `Oihana Program.  Each Spring, we look forward to new interns working alongside our staff during summer months to fulfill community service requirements of their scholarships.