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Transformation Internship Program begins summer 2017 session

2017 TIP Talking Story

The summer 2017 TIP orientation included a talk-story with CIO Todd Nacapuy and ETS staff.

ETS on June 26, 2017, welcomed this summer’s Transformation Internship Program (TIP) participants, which included students from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and UH West Oahu, Honolulu and Kapiolani Community Colleges, and Chaminade University, as well as Arizona State University, Oregon State, Santa Clara Universities. TIP is an award-winning, technology-focused program for graduate and undergraduate college students that will run through Aug. 11.

“What sets the TIP program apart is that it allows students to work on large-scale ‘enterprise’ initiatives that few entities in Hawaii other than state government can provide.” — Todd Nacapuy, Chief Information Officer, State of Hawaii

TIP was launched in 2013 to provide a framework for college students to earn academic credit while collaborating with state personnel to advance transformation initiatives. This has included hands-on involvement in organizational change management, business process re-engineering and/or modernization of information technology systems and solutions. This summer, TIP participants will participate alongside state innovators in some of the following areas:

  • major modernization initiatives, such as the Enterprise Payroll Modernization project, which is overhauling how the state processes payroll for more than 75,000 full- and part-time employees statewide;
  • cybersecurity, particularly as it relates to securing state government IT infrastructure;
  • migration of legacy systems to cloud-enabled services; and the
  • 2017 Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC), a hackathon-inspired event designed to engage the local tech community in the modernization of state government. (The 2017 HACC kicks off on Aug. 26.)

Click here to view the TIP kickoff photo album.