January 23, 2017
MTT program receives $20,000 for scholarships
The Gene Haas Foundation recently provided $20,000 in scholarships for students enrolled in RDA's Machine Tool Technology program. Mr. Gordon Eargle, a Haas Specialist, presented the check to RDA instructors, Mr. Todd Rice and Mr. Reggie Means.
RDA has continued to see considerable growth in their Machine Tool Technology program "There is a tremendous demand for graduates with CNC machining skills in our area,” Rice said. “This donation will allow students to continue their education and ease the financial burden.”
The Gene Haas Foundation was formed in 1999 to fund the needs of the local community and other deserving charities, at the discretion of its founder, Mr. Gene Haas. High on the list of priorities of the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF) is supporting manufacturing education, which encompasses many types of programs that inspire and educate young people about careers in manufacturing. In addition, GHF provides scholarship funding for students to attend colleges that teach machining based skills.
Seniors who plan on pursuing a degree in machining have the opportunity to apply for a scholarship this spring.
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