Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union welcomes a McKinley High School intern

HONOLULU, HI (January 18, 2024) — Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union (FCU) ended the year by welcoming an intern, McKinley High School Senior Kainalu Ishikawa. As a part of a research paper for his Career and Technical Education Honors coursework at McKinley, Kainalu started interning at Hawaii Central FCU on November 1st to get an inside look at the financial industry.

Initially, Kainalu planned to do a review of our digital banking services to include our cutting-edge video banking technology that allows members to conduct all cashless transactions via a remote video chat. In addition to learning about Hawaii Central FCU video-banking and the Hawaii Central FCU suite of digital services, Kainalu visited other departments to get a more in-depth view of how a credit union works and learn about the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”

“I was impressed by the Compliance Department,” said Kainalu who also remarked on the robust security protocols in place in our IT Department. “I enjoyed sitting with Travis [Uchino] and monitoring the system for possible vulnerabilities.” Uchino serves as Hawaii Central FCU IT Manager.

Kainalu says he enjoys numbers and plans to major in business or engineering. We wish him well in his future endeavors.

About Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union

Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union is currently recognized by FORBES as one of the top three Credit Unions in the State of Hawaii. Founded in 1937, Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution serving over 17,000 members and has over $325 million in assets. Membership is open to all individuals who live, work, worship or attend school on Oahu. Businesses and other legal entities on the island are also eligible for membership. 


Amber Milsap
(Community Relations Officer
(808) 441-7364

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