Disclaimers and Data Limits
Data Accuracy: This website is meant to enhance public access to the WIOA Eligible Training Provider (ETP) List for the state of Hawaii. This is a service that is continually under development. The information in this website is provided by the schools themselves and by the individual LWDBs (Local Workforce Development Boards). While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we make no guarantees. We will of course make every effort to correct any errors brought to our attention, so if you notice any, please let us know.
Programs and Providers: The statewide list of eligible training providers (ETPs) includes information about programs that have been designated as "eligible" by one of Hawaii's Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDBs). The fact that this list includes information about any program, institution, organization, or individual training provider should not imply an endorsement by the LWDB, the state of Hawaii, or the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations of that program, institution, organization, or individual.
Hyperlinks: There are some hyperlinks throughout this website that lead to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please understand that we cannot control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the fact that this website hyperlinks to them should not imply a special importance or represent an endorsement of any views expressed or products or services offered by those organizations. The hyperlinks are only to provide added value and direction to users.
The following information is provided to help you put the data on this website into perspective:
- Career success depends on more than education and training. It also depends on and is affected by factors such as the school you attend, the subject you study, the level of education or training you attain, your personality, skills, temperaments, experiences, where you live, and the state and national economy.
- Kumu A'o is just one of many resources available for educational and related career information. Please check with your counselor for other career and education resources.
- Not every training provider in Hawaii participates as a WIOA eligible training provider. Participation does not mean that the State Department of Labor endorses the provider and non-participation does not reflect on the quality of the school.
- Keep in mind that the degree of services to special populations such as ex-offenders, minorities, immigrants, or economically challenged individuals, may affect the achievement and performance rates of students.
- Because trainers prepare students for specific types of accomplishments, performance rates and results are also affected by a school/training provider's mission. Community colleges, universities, and proprietary schools each have very different goals. You may want to talk to your counselor or someone at the school you are interested in to learn what their mission is for their students.
- Not all students can be found once they complete or leave a program. They include individuals who find employment outside of the state, those who join the military, those who continue their education at another learning institution, and individuals whose occupations are not covered by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage records, such as those who become self-employed.
- Information about those who are self-employed is reported by the training providers who conduct their own follow-up surveys with former students. Career Kokua and the DLIR are unable to verify this data.
- Students who are already employed while enrolled in a training program are excluded from the Obtained Unsubsidized Employment computations. However, WIA participants who are employed during enrollment are counted in the Retained Employment measures. This is in accordance with federal program reporting requirements.
- Students may complete courses and programs at various times during the year. Student information contained in the Performance Measures tables are for the period of July 1 - June 30 of the most recent program year.
- Students who exited a training program early in the reporting period have more time to find employment than those who exit later.
- The completion rate is affected by the length of the training program and the number of completers in the reporting period.
- Different types of programs yield different achievements or results by design. Continuing education courses, university courses, workforce development programs, and baccalaureate programs each have specific goals which influence what students achieve after they leave.
- Some programs prepare students for self-employment and other occupations which may not be equally represented in the Kumu A'o CRC System.
- Some programs are not intended to prepare students for employment but for the improvement of skills or knowledge that will affect a person's job performance, career advancement, or retainment.
- Percentages are affected by small numbers of students, by using sample data submitted by training providers, or by unusual completion results.
- Enrollment in programs may extend beyond the requested period.
- Kumu A'o includes only programs that are approved for WIOA for the current project period.
- Enrollment is defined as the number of individuals enrolled in at least one course in one program per vendor within the 12-month period being measured.
- Performance information is limited to long-term programs only.
- Performance information is displayed using the training provider's program titles. By using the provider's titles, the programs may not be comparable between providers.
- Retention data is based on individuals completing a program between July 1 - June 30 of the most recent program year.
- Wages reported are average quarterly wages. Exact placement dates for completers within the quarter following completion are not known and are therefore not used in the computations.
- Quarterly wages should not be used to estimate hourly wages.
- Wages are not adjusted for seasons or inflation.
- Wages do not differentiate between entry-level positions and senior or advanced positions.
Application of Data
- Kumu A'o provides only a snapshot of what happened to program completers during the report period. It does not include any information on what happened to students before or after the report period.
- Results may differ for each island.
- Kumu A'o does not identify where program completers found employment.
- The cost of education and training does not necessarily reflect quality and should be weighed carefully with other information such as length of the training and earnings potential.
Currentness of Information
- The provider and program data in Kumu A'o is updated in real-time on an ongoing basis. All information is submitted by the providers themselves and evaluated by the provider's Local Workforce Development Board — then in many cases evaluated again by the State. The list of providers is reviewed whenever a new ETP approval term begins. Kumu A'o administrators at the state or county level may also update information on the website as needed.
- Kumu A'o protects the confidentiality of individuals.
- Kumu A'o displays aggregated data only. It does not track information on individuals.
- Kumu A'o shows results for five or more students. Whenever a statistic involves fewer than five individuals, Kumu A'o will display "< 5" instead.