A new era in technology

PUHI — Part of the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye’s dream is being fulfilled, and a part of the dream is still being worked on.

The Kauai Community College celebrated the opening of its Daniel K. Inouye Technology Center during a dedication and blessing ceremony honoring the support and advocacy provided by the late Senator Friday afternoon.

“The naming of the center in Inouye’s name will forever symbolize our heartfelt aloha for the late Sen. Inouye, who saw in Kauai, and Kauai Community College, tremendous potential to lead in advancing technology for the Pacific Region,” said Dr. Helen Cox, chancellor for KCC. “We are honored by the presence of Mrs. Irene Inouye and son Ken at this afternoon’s dedication and blessing.”

The 18,000-square-foot Daniel K. Inouye Technology Center, formerly known as the electronics technology building, is home of the KCC electronics program and offers students basic to advanced courses for entry into jobs requiring computer and technology skills.

“In 1985, Kauai Community College did not have an electronics program as we know it today,” said Dr. Francis Takahashi, recently retired electronics faculty member. “Sen. Inouye’s vision helped provide students with job opportunities across the state, including here on Kauai. He was our guide star.”

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