THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            105
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO
    ESTABLISH AND OPERATE THE PACIFIC CENTER FOR ADVANCED
    TECHNOLOGY TRAINING AND EDUCATION.


 1        WHEREAS, Hawaii is one of the most geographically isolated
 2   communities on earth, and for many years our economic
 3   opportunities were limited by this isolation; and
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 5        WHEREAS, recent advances in telecommunications,
 6   information technology, and the explosive growth of the
 7   Internet present significant new opportunities for the State to
 8   develop and diversify its economy; and
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10        WHEREAS, businesses and workers alike demand new knowledge
11   and skills, and the timely delivery of education and training
12   to meet their needs; and
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14        WHEREAS, a substantial increase in the need for training
15   local residents is anticipated if Hawaii is to succeed in
16   attracting new investment by companies locating in our new high
17   technology parks across the State; and
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19        WHEREAS, new education and training programs and services
20   that meet national and international industry standards must be
21   designed and delivered; and
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23        WHEREAS, resources and expertise from a wide variety of
24   sources, including community colleges, universities, and
25   business, must be utilized to meet the education and training
26   needs of new and expanding high technology businesses; and
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28        WHEREAS, the University of Hawaii Community Colleges have
29   expertise and experience in the design and delivery of high
30   technology training programs that meet industry standards; and
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32        WHEREAS, the University of Hawaii Community Colleges have
33   demonstrated the ability to provide customized programs that
34   meet businesses' needs for timely training; now, therefore,
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36        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature

 
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 1   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, the House of
 2   Representatives concurring, that the University of Hawaii
 3   Community Colleges are requested to establish and operate a
 4   Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training and Education;
 5   and
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 7        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Pacific Center for
 8   Advanced Technology Training and Education shall serve as a
 9   resource for businesses looking to establish themselves in the
10   State by helping to organize and consolidate efforts to build a
11   strong and technologically competent workforce in Hawaii; and
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13        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
14   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the President of the
15   University of Hawaii and the provosts of each community college
16   within the University of Hawaii system.
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