CV Tech Students Awarded Toolboxes from Haas Foundation

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A $24,000 grant from The Gene Haas Foundation has directly benefitted highly motivated students at Canadian Valley Technology Center’s El Reno Campus.

The funds were used for graduating students in the Precision Machining program who met specified standards. Those receiving the 46-inch rolling toolbox must not have had more than three absences per semester. Each much also have completed the program while maintaining at least a B average, and each must have participated in a SkillsUSA student organization event.

Various tools were also purchased and given to students, including calipers, wrenches, hand tools and machinists calculators, said Machining instructor Marc Belew.

“These are great ‘tools’ for the belt that pair nicely with a toolbox that serves as a head start for graduates in their careers,” Belew said.

The Gene Haas Foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education. Gene Haas is the founder and president of Haas Automation, an American CNC machine tool manufacturer. The Haas name is widely recognized in motorsports, both in NASCAR and Formula One racing.

For more information, visit our Precision Machining program page.

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