OCTC Receives $10,000 from HAAS Foundation

Supporting Advanced Manufacturing-CMM

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OWENSBORO, KY (12/06/2018) Owensboro Community & Technical College is proud to announce a continued partnership with the Haas Foundation. On November 27, 2018 Haas presented a check to the OCTC Foundation for $10,000. This the second annual presentation from the Gene Haas Foundation and the funds are designated for student scholarships in the Computerized Manufacturing and Machining (CMM) program. On hand to celebrate the continued partnership were ten students who benefitted from the scholarship in 2017.

The partnership with Haas and OCTC is longstanding as the CMM lab is equipped with HAAS equipment, the VF1 machine or the Very First One version of the machine that the manufacturer produced, sits among several other Haas built machines in the state of the art lab used by students.

"We are very grateful that the Haas Foundation is once again investing in our students and our community. This scholarship will help new students enter into the CMM program and it is a perfect partnership in that they are training on Haas equipment," said Mike Rodgers, Interim Executive Director of the OCTC Foundation, Inc.

The Gene Haas Foundation, formed in 1999 by Gene Haas, supports scholarships in manufacturing training and education with an emphasis on providing scholarship funds to community colleges and vocational schools for students entering technical training programs, especially machinist-based certificate and degree programs. Haas is the founder of Haas Automation, the largest and most modern machine tool builder in the western world.

Photo 1 L to R: Mike Rodgers-OCTC CIO, Kaleb Lopez, Shaun Brumley, Kevin Stewart+, Nolan Hall+, Rob Carman+, Randy Crowe-OCTC CMM Professor, Timmy Jones+, Danny Moseley-OCTC CMM Program Coordinator, Matt Day+, Zachary Cruse+, Zachary Hall, Dalton Wilson+, Garrett Bratcher+, Kimberly Whitley+, Jared Bean+, Scott Williams, OCTC President. (+Denotes a student that received a scholarship from the 2017 Haas contribution.)

Photo 2 L to R: 2017 Student Recipients of the Haas Scholarship: Kevin Stewart, Nolan Hall, Rob Carman, Timmy Jones, Matt Day, Garrett Bratcher, Zachary Cruse, Jared Bean, Dalton Wilson and Kimberly Whitely.

OCTC is currently enrolling for the spring 2019 semester that begins January 13, 2019. For more information about the CMM program please contact danny.moseley@kctcs.edu


Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.


The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.

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