Gene Haas Foundation Announces New Scholarship Fund at ECTC | ECTC

Gene Haas Foundation Announces New Scholarship Fund at ECTC

Gene Haas Foundation standing with ECTC's Computerized Manufacturing and Machining students and faculty holding a big scholarship fund check

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is proud to announce a partnership with the Gene Haas Foundation to develop scholarships for students pursuing careers in machining.

Up to ten $500 scholarships will be available for current or prospective students majoring in Computerized Manufacturing and Machining at ECTC. Applications will be available beginning in January 2020, with awards being made for the 2020-2021 academic year.

“Haas does so much more than make equipment, they are actively investing in our students and college,” said Computerized Manufacturing and Machining Professor Grant Logsdon. “In addition to the time Haas has contributed supporting our program, they are now making a direct impact on the lives of our students.”

 “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with ECTC in this meaningful way,” said Phil Haming of Haas Factory Outlet Midwest. “Companies are seeking employees with machining skills, and ECTC students will be able to move into these positions through the training this scholarship will offer.

“It is critical for ECTC to have a pipeline of machining talent ready to meet the needs of industry,” said ECTC President & CEO Dr. Juston Pate. “Our new partnership will allow even more students to access these opportunities and pursue high-demand careers.”

ECTC joins other educational institutions in Kentucky that have received over $150,000 in total from the Gene Haas Foundation in the past three years. To date the Gene Haas Foundation has given over $60 million dollars to high schools and post-secondary machine tool programs to fund scholarships, NIMS credentialing, and stand-alone machine tool training centers such as the Gene Haas EKAMI Technology Center opened in February 2018 in Paintsville, KY to convert displaced coal miners into skilled machinists jobs in Eastern Kentucky.

For more information on how to apply for the scholarship, contact Megan Stith at 270-706-8721 or email megan.stith@kctcs.edu