Precision Machining Technology receives HAAS grant for third time

Precision Machining Technology receives HAAS grant for third time Picture

October 29, 2019

For the third time, Co-Lin’s Precision Machining Technology program has received a Gene Haas Foundation grant. The $10,000 grant will help support Co-Lin precision machining students with scholarships and help cover the cost of the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials. Grant funds are meant to promote careers in manufacturing and machining and help train students to become skilled machinists.

“The scholarship funds we receive from the Gene Haas Foundation mean so much to our students and our program,” said Program Coordinator Bo Johnson. “It helps relieve some of the financial burden on our students so that they can focus on honing their craft and preparing for the workforce. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Haas.”

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 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.

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CUTLINE: Co-Lin’s Precision Machining Technology program receives a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. Pictured from left, Dean of Career, Technical, and Workforce Education Brent Duguid; Bo Johnson, Precision Machining Program Coordinator; and Hugh Sims, Haas Machine Tools Representative. Photo by Scarlett Hart.