STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1336
RE: H.B. No. 843
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 843, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for three non-tenure track, full-time, temporary positions for the applied technical education program at Hawaii Community College.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawai‘i System and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i.
Your Committee finds that Hawaii Community College has helped to create a trained workforce that meets the needs of local employers. Additional support is needed to add additional cohorts to accommodate interest from students and working adults in programs related to agriculture; automotive mechanics technology; auto body repair and painting; diesel mechanics; and machine, welding, and industrial mechanics. This measure bridges secondary education, post-secondary education, and workforce training and experience to build strong industries and good jobs for Hawaii island residents.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 843, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair