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Grant Helps Prepare Students for Machining Industry

Gene Haas

GateWay Community College announced today that seven Precision Machining students will receive and benefit from tuition scholarship grants from the Gene Haas Foundation. These grants were made to the Precision Machining program at GateWay Community College-Central City Campus. 

The scholarship grants provide $500 per student to help them with their education expenses. The Gene Haas Foundation has been supporting local communities, charities, and students for more than 20 years. 

“This grant helps ease the financial burden of qualified students who are interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework,” said James Smith, lead program instructor for the GateWay program. 

All students were eligible to apply for the scholarship grant as long as they were currently enrolled in the machining program at the college. The funds may be used for tuition, books, and/or supplies the student is required to purchase, such as personal tooling. 

“These types of tools are very expensive,” added Smith. “Many companies require their employees to own their tools upon employment and this is a way to help ease the financial burden for the students entering the manufacturing industry.”

The Precision Machining program at GateWay Community College has received previous awards from the Gene Haas Foundation. By providing scholarship grants and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Gene Haas Foundation has helped expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.

For information on the program, visit or call (602) 238-4350 for enrollment services.

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