KALISPELL — Students from around the Flathead Valley were introduced to opportunities in manufacturing and engineering in Kalispell on Friday.
Those types of businesses from across the area were at the Northwest Montana Fairgrounds in Kalispell, introducing students to their craft.
3D printers, electric cars, and welding simulators were just some of the hands-on projects for students to test.
The Making Montana fair is designed to introduce students to the importance of manufacturing and engineering fields as well as networking.
Friday was especially important for Glacier High School robotics team members Wyatt Weller and Parker Schumard.
This year marks the first time that team from Glacier will compete in the robotics world championships which are taking place in April in Louisville.
Weller and Schumard were at the Making Montana fair to make connections with local businesses.
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete on the world scale at the high school level. And I'm never going to be in high school again, let along compete worldwide," said Weller.
Schumard agreed with Weller and told MTN News that the expo is a great way for future engineers and manufacturers to get an introduction to these fields.
"The growth of engineering fields and technology it's going to be really necessary for kids to know what they're doing in that," explained Shumard.
Making Montana is open to the public at the Northwest Montana Fairgrounds in Kalispell with more hands-on activities and informational booths on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Click here for more information about the event.