AMDT Receives $50,000 Grant

November 2, 2023

AMDT Students pose with donation check.The advanced manufacturing design technology (AMDT) program at Central Community College-Hastings has received a $50,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The funds will support student scholarships and other program needs.

Since 2015, the AMDT program at the Hastings Campus has received annual scholarship grants from the Gene Haas Foundation totaling $273,000. In recent years, CCC-Hastings was also awarded a $250,000 naming rights grant, designating it as a Gene Haas Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

“The opportunities we have from the Gene Haas Foundation is a real shot in the arm for our program,” said AMDT instructor Troy Davis. “The scholarships are a motivator for the students and help them pay for tuition to come to class. They can buy books, tools or anything that helps them be successful. Because of the naming grant, we were able to greatly improve the quality of our lab.”

The Gene Haas Foundation was established in 1999 by Haas Automation Inc. founder and CEO Gene Haas to support the needs of the local community through grants to a variety of organizations. The foundation’s primary goal is to build skills in the manufacturing industry by providing scholarships for CNC machine technology students. Since 1999, the Gene Haas Foundation has provided more than $150 million in grants and sponsorships.