Nov 12, 2019

FVCC Receives $25,000 Grant for Industrial Machine Technology Scholarships

The Gene Haas Foundation recently awarded $25,000 to Flathead Valley Community College to fund scholarships for students who are studying industrial machine technology.

Based in southern California, the Gene Haas Foundation was created in 1983 by the founder and president of CNC machine tool manufacturing company Haas Automation. The mission of the foundation is to strengthen manufacturing education in North America. Since 2013, the foundation has donated $69,000 to FVCC for student scholarships.

FVCC’s Industrial Machine Technology program offers a one-semester Certificate of Technical Studies, a two-semester Certificate of Applied Science and a four-semester Associate of Applied Science. Through hands-on experience and classroom lectures, students learn to operate and program manual and computerized mills and lathes using a variety of materials and the latest software. Program curriculum is developed with input from local and regional manufacturing businesses to ensure students are gaining the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace.

For more information about the program, contact FVCC Academic Advisor Will Richards at (406)756-4862 or