Gene Haas Foundation Supports Advanced Manufacturing Education at Greenville Technical College

FEBRUARY 3, 2016

Gene Haas Foundation Supports Advanced Manufacturing Education at Greenville Technical College

 

 


        

Left to right, first row: Kristy Way of the Greenville Tech Foundation, Brooks Barwick of Haas Factory Outlet, a division of Jeffreys Corporation, Scotty Nicholson, a Greenville Technical College instructor, and Michelle McCallum of the Greenville Tech Foundation.

Left to right, second row: David Cirillo and Gordon Eargle of Jeffreys Corporation and David Clayton, executive director of the Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation.

 


The Gene Haas Foundation has donated $25,000 to Greenville Technical College to support scholarships for students pursuing advanced manufacturing training through the college's Corporate and Career Development Division.

"We are grateful to the Gene Haas Foundation for ensuring that Greenville Technical College can help students interested in pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. "This gift from a leader in the manufacturing sector allows us to meet the needs employers have now while giving those who complete this education a secure future."

"The Gene Haas Foundation is a strong supporter of manufacturing education in this country," said Brooks Barwick, division president for Haas Factory Outlet, a division of Jeffreys Corporation. "Education is key to the future of the manufacturing sector, and this sector is especially strong in South Carolina. Scholarships will help more people take advantage of the opportunities that exist."

The Gene Haas Foundation was created by the owner of California-based Haas Automation in 1999 to fund deserving charities. Haas is committed to the importance of manufacturing in the United States and to focusing, through his charitable efforts, on manufacturing education and grants for scholarships for students entering the field.