Change starts by understanding the actual needs of the employers in the state—the businesses and government agencies dealing internationally as well as those interfacing with a multilingual domestic clientele and workforce. Hawaii

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa coordinates the Hawai‘i Language Roadmap Initiative,  the sixth statewide language roadmap in the nation. The initiative sets out to promote the development of a multilingual workforce for Hawai‘i that values input from both employers and educators in order to respond to the demands of its increasingly diverse population and to compete in a global economy.