Grant to CVTC boosts machine tool scholarships

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Students who are interested in careers as machinists will have a new opportunity for financial support thanks to a new grant.

The Gene Haas Foundation has given a $30,000 grant to the Chippewa Valley Technical College.

The Gene Haas Foundation grant will support scholarships of up to $1,000 for Machine Tooling Technics students who maintain a B or better grade point average and maintain at least 90 percent attendance.

The Gene Haas Foundation was established by the founder of Haas Automation and Productivity, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipment used in the machining industry.

“Chippewa Valley Technical College has always considered Haas Automation and Productivity, Inc., vital partners in the quest to bring realistic and responsible education to future employees,” said CVTC Dean of Manufacturing Jeff Sullivan.

CVTC hopes that scholarships supported by the grant will draw more people into the manufacturing field.

There are approximately 70 students enrolled in its Machine Tooling Technics program, which has a capacity for 90 students.

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