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Precision Machining receives generous donation

Students and faculty stand with the check.

Southeast Community College’s Precision Machining and Automation Technology program received a generous donation from the Gene Haas Foundation. The $15,000 check recently was presented to students and faculty on the Milford Campus. The money will go toward scholarships for students.

“The money will go a long way toward financial assistance of our students and help ensure their success,” said Kirby Taylor, program director. “Thanks to Gene Haas for his continued generosity and vision by helping tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce.” 

According to its website, the Gene Haas Foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education and the community. In 2020, the Foundation provided more than $17 million in grants, bringing the total donations since inception to more than $100 million.

SCC’s Precision Machining and Automation Technology program provides hands-on training in one of the largest precision-machining facilities in the nation. In addition to machine-specific training, students receive a foundation in academic subjects useful in the manufacturing industry. For more on the program, click on


Andrea Gallagher
Communications Specialist