Precision Machining Students Earn Gene Haas Scholarships

May 23, 2017

Almost 20 students in the Precision Machining Technology (PMT) Program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) were awarded Gene Haas Foundation scholarships totaling over $32,000 for the academic year just completed.

Founded in 1999, the Gene Haas Foundation is dedicated to supporting education programs that prepare students for manufacturing careers. Recognizing the importance of U.S. manufacturing, the Gene Haas Foundation is committed to enhancing manufacturing education by providing scholarships for machinist training.

Among the second-year students who earned a Haas scholarship are from left Dane Wheeler, Hartland, ME; Scott McCrossin, Caribou, ME; Greg Poulin, Jackman, ME; Bob Marquis, Litchfield, ME; Scott Maclean, Beverly, MA. Wheeler, McCrossin (with honors), and Poulin graduated from the program this spring.

The Precision Machining Technology program at CMCC, one of the largest in the Northeastern U.S., offers a two-year associate in applied science degree and a one-year certificate. Students are trained in conventional and CNC machining. Graduates of the program are employed as machine operators, CNC machinists, tool and die makers, quality control inspectors, machine assemblers, machine tool designers, CNC programmers or field service representatives.