Funding roundup

The Gene Haas Foundation presents a $10,000 student scholarship grant to Lorain County Community College in Ohio.

The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded $10,000 in scholarship funds for students in the computer-aided machining/manufacturing (CAMM) and computer numerically controlled (CNC) programs at Lorain County Community College in Ohio. Through the foundation, Gene Haas — founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., a leading manufacturer of CNC machine tools — this year has granted more than $9 million to manufacturing education in the form of scholarships, inspiring young people to explore manufacturing as a career.


Wichita Area Technical College will use a $150,000 grant from the city to train low-income adults in Sedgwick County. It’s the first time the college has received a Community Service Block Grant from the city, which will be used for training income-eligible people for certain, high-wage and high-demand jobs as well as helping them get necessary credentials and industry-recognized certifications. Short-term training programs include assembly mechanic, CNC operator and information technology help desk support.


Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) has received a $150,000 Trade School and Community College Scholarship Grant from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The primary objective of the grant is to support scholarships for CVCC students who are studying machining, welding and nuclear technology and are interested in obtaining a job in the nuclear industry.

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