Gads­den State re­ceives grant from the Gene Haas Foun­da­tion

The grant will help cover tu­ition for stu­dents study­ing pre­ci­sion ma­chin­ing.

Cherokee County Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

GADS­DEN — The Gene Haas Foun­da­tion recently pre­sented Gads­den State Com­mu­nity Col­lege with a $ 15,000 grant to cover tu­ition for stu­dents pur­su­ing cre­den­tials in the Pre­ci­sion Ma­chin­ing Pro­gram.

“Schol­ar­ship funds will go to de­serv­ing stu­dents with Pre­ci­sion Ma­chin­ing as their ma­jor,” said David Smith, in­struc­tor. “Stu­dents of­ten need as­sis­tance with tu­ition, and these funds will cer­tainly be ap­pre­ci­ated.”

Scott Oden, a sales en­gi­neer with the Haas Fac- tory Outlet, pre­sented the check to Smith and Tim Green, dean of Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion and Work­force De­vel­op­ment.

“Haas Au­to­ma­tion is known for man­u­fac­tur­ing some of the best ma­chine tools in the busi­ness,” Green said.

“And, the Haas Foun­da­tion is known for be­ing gen­er­ous sup­port­ers of stu­dents pur­su­ing ca­reers in ma­chine tech­nol­ogy.”

The Gene Haas Foun­da­tion is named for the founder of Haas Au­to­ma­tion, the largest ma­chine tool builder in the west­ern world.

The foun­da­tion of­fers schol­ar­ships to high schools, com­mu­nity col­leges and spe­cial ed­u­ca­tional pro­grams that help build skills within the ma­chin­ing in­dus­try.

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