Connecting students to careers

Caleb Loehrer / The Garden Island

Julie Morikawa, president and CEO of ClimbHI, talks about visitor industry career opportunities while Kauai high school students move through the Sheraton Kauai Resort in Poipu while participating in the industry familiarization program.

POIPU — While working in the hotel industry, Julie Morikawa realized there was a gap between Hawaii resorts that needed employees and local high school students who didn’t know what kind of job opportunities existed at the hotels they grew up around.