The Workforce Development Council is a 41-member advisory commission comprised of both public and private-sector representatives, selected by the Governor to serve in staggered 4-year terms on the basis of their interest in and knowledge of workforce development programs in Hawaii and ways to support economic development throughout the state. Vacancies are pending appointments by the Governor.
Chair, Workforce Development Council & Maui County Workforce Development Board
Vice President, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.
David DeLuz, Jr.
Chair, Hawaii County Workforce Development Board
Vice President, Big Island Toyota
Chair, Kauai County Workforce Development Board
Youth Service/Prevention Ed Coordinator, YWCA
Chair, Oahu Workforce Development Board
Owner/Principal, Consult 808
Director of Workforce Development, Hawaii Pacific Health
Store Manager, Nordstrom
Vice President of Human Resources, Hawaiian Telcom
President; Gray, Hong, Nojima, and Associates
President, Hawaii Employment Services, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, American Savings Bank
Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, KTA Super Stores
Labor and Workforce Training Organizations
Director of Training, District Council 50 – International Union of Painters & Allied Trades
Statewide Director of Employment & Training, Alu Like, Inc.
Charles “Chuck” Shima
Training Coordinator, Plumbers Union Local 675
Executive Director, The Institute for Human Services
President and CEO, Lanakila Pacific
Governor, State of Hawaii
Mayor, County of Maui
Bernard Carvalho, Jr.
Mayor, County of Kauai
Mayor, City and County of Honolulu
Mayor, County of Hawaii
Hawaii State Senator
President, University of Hawaii System
Superintendent, Department of Education
Hawaii State Representative
Director, Department of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism
Linda Chu Takayama
Director, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
Director, Department of Human Services