MANCHESTER, CT — Manchester Community College has received $15,000 in grant funding from the Gene Haas Foundation to aid precision manufacturing students.
The scholarships will be managed by the MCC Foundation and awards will be based on merit, officials said.
Precision manufacturing students will be able to use the funds to cover tuition, books and supplies, even “personal tooling,” officials said.
Precision manufacturing certification equips students with the necessary hands-on experience and foundational knowledge to qualify for entry-level positions as machine operators and quality control inspectors. In the program, students are taught both conventional machining techniques and computer numerical control machining techniques.
Students who complete the program earn nationally recognized credentials and a 38-credit certificate that can be applied toward an associate degree in Technology Studies-Industrial Technology Option.
The Gene Haas Foundation was formed in 1999 with the primary goal of building skills in the
machining industry. The foundation provides an opportunity for schools to apply for funds
annually, providing scholarships for computer numerical control machine technology
students and National Institute for Metalworking Skills credentials.
The Gene Haas Foundation has contributed more than $60 million to education since 2014.
Students can learn more here.