Students from Honolulu Community College’s Sheet Metal and Plastics Technology program continued their Valentines Day tradition of hand-crafting one-of-a-kind copper roses, popularly known as “forever roses.” The event is an annual fundraiser for the program.

Customers stood in the rain to purchase these unique Valentines Day gifts. The line for this yearʻs fundraiser snaked around the campus. The program sold out in about 2 hours.

Even rain could not keep customers away.

This project provides the students with a hands-on experience that allows them to develop skills in fabrication, architectural metal work, pattern development and more. Smaller projects such as crafting roses give students the opportunity to tap into their creative side and think about the possibilities of working with metal.

The roses sold out in about 2 hours. Those who were able to make a purchase were fortunate and very happy!

Honolulu CC’s Sheet Metal and Plastics Technology program is a nine-month certificate that starts every August. Graduates receive automatic entry to the Hawaiʻi sheet metal workers apprenticeship program.

To see highlights from the 2019 Forever Roses Sale, check out our Flicker album.