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As of September, the School of Travel and Industry Management (TIM School) at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) moved its operations under the umbrella of the university’s Shidler College of Business. The TIM School will retain its focus on tourism and maintain a separate identity from Shidler College, as part of a “school-withina- college” model. Alumnus and donor Jay Shidler has pledged to develop internships for students in his hotel holdings across the U.S. mainland. He also has committed US$1.55 million to fund an initial two years of summer research support for TIM School faculty, as well as matching funds for six new faculty endowments in the TIM School.

Amazon recently announced its Upskilling 2025 pledge, for which it will invest more than US$700 million in training programs. It expects that the new training will benefit 100,000 of its workers—onethird of its U.S. workforce. Among these programs are the Amazon Technical Academy, which trains workers without technical backgrounds to transition into software engineering careers; Amazon Career Choice, which trains fulfillment center associates to enter the high-demand jobs of their choice; and Amazon Apprenticeship, a program certified by the U.S. Department of Labor that offers paid classroom training and on-the-job apprenticeships.

Global online training provider Simplilearn and tech company IBM are collaborating to deliver four “master’s programs” to train professionals in artificial intelligence and data science. These programs will cover data science, artificial science engineering, data analysis, and data engineering. Each curriculum provides professionals with access to live virtual classrooms and self-paced video courses that combine Simplilearn’s blended learning platform with IBM’s labs and course content.