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Gene Haas Foundation Supports Student Credential Attainment

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High school and college students enrolled in Nash Community College’s Computer-Integrated Machining program are benefiting from a $40,000 grant awarded in 2021 by the Gene Haas Foundation.

Pictured from left, in the Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Nash Community College: Henry Barrios, Zion Williams, Chris Barham, Nelson Rodriguez-Franco, Jesus Guerra, Macey O’Hara, David Young, Joseph Hammett, Jose Mosqueida, Ryan Naranjo, Victor Naranjo and Zachary Baines.

The grant is supporting these college students with scholarships in machining-based engineering programs, and the high school students in obtaining certification as computer numerical control technologists.

In 2021, the college named its advanced manufacturing training facility on the south end of campus for the Foundation’s long term support. The Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing at NCC is home to Electrical Systems Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Robotics training.

The Gene Haas Foundation was founded in 1999 by Gene Haas, owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools. Haas Automation, Inc. began in 1983 as a manufacturer of economical and reliable machine tools.