• Are you passionate about climate change and reducing the cost of living for Hawaii residents?
  • Would you like to be a part of creating Hawaiʻi’s independent and sustainable future?
  • Would you like to help Hawaiʻi achieve its goals of conserving energy, eliminating fossil fuel vehicles, and 100% renewable energy by the year 2045?

Career Overview

Careers in the Renewable Energy sector help reduce our islands’ dependency on fossil fuels and protect our island community and natural environment. Island culture and local values are bringing local solutions to global sustainability challenges. Careers in Energy can involve utility services, electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal. People in this industry often have knowledge of current and future energy production, and skills in judgment/decision making, reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking and active listening. 


Short-term (1-month to 2-years)
Qualifications: HS Diploma or Equivalent

  • Solar Photovoltaic Installation
  • Solar Energy Technology
  • Solar Thermal Installation
  • Solar Photovoltaic Maintenance

Career Options Available with Certification

  • Solar Photovoltaic Installer
  • Solar Energy Technician
  • Solar Thermal Installer
  • Solar Photovoltaic Maintenance

Associate Degree Programs 

Medium-term (2 – 3 years)
Qualifications: Post-Secondary Enrollment

  • Applied Science, Sustainability 

Career Options Available with Associate’s Degree

  • Sustainability Coordinator

Bachelor Degree Programs 

Long-term (4+ years)
Qualifications: Post-Secondary Enrollment 

  • Sustainability  

Career Options Available with Bachelor’s Degree

  • Sustainability Coordinator

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