Precision Machining Technology receives grant from Haas Foundation

Precision Machining Technology receives grant from Haas Foundation Picture

The Co-Lin Foundation recently received a $10,000 Gene Haas Foundation grant to be used for the Precision Machining Technology program. Grant funds will provide precision machining student scholarships and help cover the cost of the NIMS certifications. Grant funds are meant to promote careers in manufacturing and machining and help train students to become skilled machinists.

The Gene Haas Foundation was founded in 1999 and has awarded more than $40 million to more than 1,500 schools. Since founding Haas Automation in 1983, Hass' commitment to promoting U.S. manufacturing has resulted in his support for manufacturing education nationwide, including through scholarships for CNC machinist training. The largest machine tool builder in the western world, Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes, and rotary products.

For more information about Co-Lin’s Career-Tech Programs, contact 601.643.8707. For information about donating to the Co-Lin Foundation, contact Interim Executive Director Angela Furr at 601.643.8332.

CUTLINE: A $10,000 grant for Co-Lin’s Precision Machining Technology program was recently donated by The Gene Haas Foundation. Pictured from left, students Kolby Wilkinson of Brookhaven and Kenjaric Cunningham of New Hebron; Jackie Martin, Co-Lin Associate Vice President of Instructional Services; Hugh Sims of Haas Machine Tools; Bo Johnson, Co-Lin Precision Machining Program Coordinator; students Canon Travis of Brookhaven and Zachary Lester of Ruth. Photo & copy by Scarlett Hart.