On May 11th, the second Technology Fair was celebrated within PIISA Industrial Park by students of the Haina Polytechnical Institute (IPHA).
The 2017 IPHA-PIISA Technology Fair displayed innovative and creative projects by high school students, including:
- Hydraulic Lifting Platform.
- Heated and Pressurized Cabin.
- CNC Designer Machine.
- Automatic Drilling Machine.
- Solid Waste Compactor.
- Automated Lunch Process Log.
- Educational Electric Inverter.
- Stationary Bike with Integrated Electrical Generator.
IPHA is an educational institution that has been serving the community of Haina for 12 years, providing technical training to our young people through three educational programs: Technical High School in six career programs, technical courses by INFOTEP (Government Institution for Technical Training) and Learning English by Immersion for Competitiveness, provided by MESCYT (Ministry of Higher Education). Current enrollment including all programs is 1,200 students.
The technical high school program has graduated approximately 1,500 students in 6 different technical careers.
The opening ceremony was led by Manuel Tavares and José Contreras, President and Executive Vice President of PIISA Industrial Park; Richard Aróstegui, President of the Board of the Haina Pro-Development Association, the institution responsible for the creation of IPHA; Rafael Piantini, IPHA’s President of the Board; and its Director, Evelyn González, as well as representatives of leading companies installed in the Park.
Mr. Tavares said “The objectives of the fair are intended to showcase the students´ knowledge and skills on the same site where many of the leading companies in the Dominican free zone sector are located, as well as PIISA´s commitment to continue supporting any project that contributes to improving the level of education in our communities.”
During the fair, many visitors from different companies were able to appreciate the level and skills of these talented young people and future technicians.