City & County’s WorkHawaii Youth Program to be featured in national webinar

City and County’s WorkHawaii Youth Program to be featured in national webinar on innovation in employment recovery

WorkHawaii Youth Program, a subcontractor of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR)’s federally funded Disability Employment Initiative Round 8 (DEI) program, will be featured in an upcoming webinar, Inclusive Recovery: Employment for Youth with Disabilities, hosted by the ILR-Yang Tan Institute of Cornell University and CAPE-Youth (Center for Advancing Policy on Employment for Youth).

Featuring their work with Virtual Tours for youth with disabilities in the city of Honolulu, WorkHawaii was invited to participate in the webinar on Wednesday, May 19 at 9:00 AM HST, showcasing innovative programs for youth which have thrived despite the COVD-19 pandemic.

Lord Ryan Lizardo from the Chamber of Commerce and Kristin Punu from AES Energy will join Kiana Higa, Case Manager and Mark Menard, the Disability Resource Coordinator (DRC) of the DEI program at WorkHawaii to discuss their participation in the WorkHawaii Virtual Tours. The hour-long live webinar is scheduled to feature the Hawai‘i representatives along with three other innovative vocational programs from across the nation.

WorkHawaii’s virtual job tour was recently highlighted by WorkforceGPS, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration website, in its DEI Seen & Heard Innovations Series.

Links to register for the Webinar are here:

Inclusive Recovery: Employment for Youth with Disabilities – Cape – Youth (;

For more information about DEI:

For more information about WorkHawaii Youth Program contact: Nisa Tokunaga,