Precision Machining Program Receives Donation

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Students and faculty from Precision Machining show the check they received.

Southeast Community College’s Precision Machining and Automation Technology program recently received a $15,000 donation from the Gene Haas Foundation. The money will be used for scholarships and for students to enter and travel to skills competitions such as SkillsUSA.

“Any time we get the opportunity to pave the road for more students to enter the workforce as skilled technicians is exciting,” said Kirby Taylor, program chair. “This money allows SCC students the opportunity to travel that road without overwhelming financial burdens. The No. 1 priority should be learning, not figuring out how to pay for it.” 

The Gene Haas Foundation was formed to fund the needs of communities around the California area. It has since expanded to prepare students with a career in manufacturing. Haas is the owner of Haas Automation Inc., America’s leading builder of Computer Numeric Control machines, which he started in 1983. Haas also owns multiple NASCAR teams.

Log on to our website for more information on our Precision Machining and Automation Technology program https://www.southeast.edu/precisionmachining/

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu