(BIVN) – The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, with an observatory on Mauna Kea but with its headquarters in Waimea, opened its doors on Friday to more than 100 students and the community in celebration of Manufacturing Day 2017.
The event was part of “an effort to showcase the diverse manufacturing that occurs on the Big Island and draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in manufacturing can provide,” the telescope stated in a video news release.
Tours were offered of the CFHT machine shop, and there were demonstrations and displays from other manufactures in the community.
“There is an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program and operate technology,” said Greg Green, CFHT’s machinist. “We are opening our doors to the community, especially students, to show them the opportunities for these careers exist across Hawaii Island.”
Friday’s design of choice was a lego; easy for students to design and manufacture.
According to CFH Telescope, Manufacturing Day is an annual national event where thousands of local manufacturers across the country host students, teachers, parents, job seekers and other community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.
President Donald Trump even got into the spirit at the White House.