The Gene Haas Foundation recognizes that the future of manufacturing in the United States – and around the world – depends directly upon the availability of skilled workers. Expanding the pool of skilled workers hinges on recruiting more young people to pursue careers in manufacturing, and creating state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training programs to ensure that graduating students have the skills necessary when they enter the workforce.
One of the primary goals of the Gene Haas Foundation is to provide financial assistance for students interested in manufacturing-based careers. Scholarship programs are available through career centers, technical schools, community colleges, and universities. Foundation funding goes directly to those training programs to attract prospective students.
By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.
This past year, 22 Pellissippi State students received scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation totaling $12,500!
In addition to the scholarships that have been awarded, the Gene Haas Foundation has sponsored our Pellissippi State SAE Motorsports team. The team will be competing in the Formula SAE Nevada competition this week.
We want to express our appreciation to the Gene Haas Foundation for their generous support of our students and experiential learning experiences like the SAE Motorsports competition.