Funds will support scholarships for students studying machining at JCC.
Johnston Community College has received the Gene Haas Foundation Grant of $15,000 to support scholarships for students studying machining at the college.
“We are so grateful for the continued generous support of the Gene Haas Foundation,” said Brian Worley, department chair of advanced technologies at JCC. “Support from Haas Automation and the Haas Foundation has been instrumental in our ability to recruit and train machining students for the 21st century.”
Owner of Haas Automation Inc., Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation in 1999 in an effort to support the need for machining training across the nation.
The primary goal of the Gene Haas Foundation is to build skills in the machining industry by providing scholarships for CNC machine technology students and NIMS credentials.
Scholarships can be used to pay for tuition, books, student’s personal NIMS account, cost of individual NIMS credentials and small personal tools students are required by to purchase for their program. Funds can also help pay for the cost of expenses for any students qualifying to compete in state and national SkillsUSA machining competitions.
Cut line: Pictured from left are Dexter Edwards, JCC machining instructor; Brian Worley, department chair of advanced technologies at JCC; Bill Cranford of Phillips Corporation representing the Gene Haas Foundation; Dwight Barnes, JCC machining instructor; Joy Callahan, associate vice president of economic and workforce development at JCC; Dr. David Johnson, JCC president; and Daphne Lewis, senior director of grants development.