Co-Lin receives HAAS grant

Published 6:00 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021

For the fourth time, Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Precision Machining Technology program has received a Gene Haas Foundation grant.

The $8,000 grant will help support Co-Lin precision machining students with scholarships. Grant funds are meant to promote careers in manufacturing and machining and help train students to become skilled machinists.

“The scholarship funds we receive from the Gene Haas Foundation mean so much to our students and our program,” said Program Coordinator Bo Johnson. “It helps relieve some of the financial burdens on our students so that they can focus on honing their craft and preparing for the workforce. We are grateful for our continued partnership with Haas.”

The Gene Haas Foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education and the community. In 2020, the Gene Haas Foundation provided more than $17 million in grants, bringing the total since inception to more than to $100 million. The largest machine tool builder in the western world, Haas Automation manufactures a complete line of CNC vertical machining centers, horizontal machining centers, CNC lathes and rotary products.

For more information about Co-Lin’s Career-Tech programs, call 601-643-8324.