Investing in the Future

Education grants support science, technology, engineering, and math skills in Molokai schools.

Lynn DeCoite, Senator Daniel Inouye, Irene Inouye and Barbara Haliniak at the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund event on Aug. 21 at the Wailea Marriot on Maui. DeCoite and Halianiak are on the Molokai Chamber Foundation board with MEDB as partners.

Meeting our workforce needs – particularly in technology-related fields – will determine the success of our economic goals. The Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) has worked vigorously throughout its history to enhance education and training in Maui County communities.

To support the growing need for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills in the future, our board of directors created the MEDB Ke Alahele Fund in 2006 as a grant-making vehicle. The fund invests in broadening career pathways for Maui County residents.

This year, MEDB Ke Alahele Fund has awarded grants to Kaunakakai School for $9,996.02, Molokai Middle School for $5,578.80, and Kilohana School for $1,462.26. The grants are year-round and interested parties can get additional information by visiting www.medb.org.

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