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Donation Boosts MTC’s Workforce Development in Skilled Trades

Jun 13, 2022


MTC Foundation Executive Director of Development Tom Schlictman (left); Phillips Commercial, a Haas Factory Outlet, Sales Engineer Eric Eargle (third from left) and Director of Education and Events Lindsay Cline (fourth from left); CNC Instructor Jeff Sigley (second from right); and MTC President Dr. Ron Rhames (right) pose for a photo with with precision machine students in the Center for Excellence in Technology located on the Northeast Campus.

The Midlands Technical College Foundation has secured tuition assistance for students studying precision machining and computer numerical control (CNC).

The $50,000 donation directly supports the MTC mission of developing individuals who are interested in manufacturing-based careers. The funding will help students who are pursuing academic degrees as well as those seeking corporate and continuing education certification.

“The Gene Haas Foundation recognizes that the future of manufacturing in the United States – and around the world – depends directly upon the availability of skilled workers,” said Kathy Looman, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We are happy to support MTC’s manufacturing programs that continue to ensure graduating students have the skills necessary when they enter the workforce.”

“The Gene Haas Foundation and MTC share a commitment to advanced manufacturing and workforce preparation,” said Nancy McKinney, Associate VP for Philanthropy at MTC and CEO of the MTC Foundation. “We are very grateful for their on-going support.”

About MTC's School of Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Trades

The School of Advanced Manufacturing and Skilled Trades offers many career options, from the automotive industry to graphic design production, machine tooling, welding technology, and many other skilled trades courses. Our programs prepare you for great careers in two years or less with individual training courses and academic transfer programs.