Butler Tech/Colerain Precision Machining students receive college scholarships from Haas Automation

“On behalf of HFO Midwest, Haas Automation and the Gene Haas Foundation we are so proud of the partnership that we have developed with the Butler Tech schools and their CNC programs.  We understand through serving the manufacturing industry the dire need for a skilled workforce.  Partnering with amazing programs like Butler Tech help us to give back and provide opportunities for students for post-secondary scholarship awards, earning NIMS (www.nim-skills.org) credentials and having the opportunity to compete in the CNC contests for SkillsUSA.  Through this gift from the Gene Haas Foundation, we are able to support the initiatives, training, and growth of the program at Colerain High School.  We know that it takes a village to tackle the skills gap ahead, working with the strong advisory committee, the administration and teaching staff at Butler Tech we feel this is a way to build excitement and create awareness of the pathway for students.”

“We have reached a milestone in the state of Ohio with over $1,000,000 donated since 2014 to support CNC pathways in education at high schools, career tech centers and colleges.  We are so excited to award these funds to Dave’s program, we know that he is building the workforce of tomorrow, and we are just happy to work with local industry to highlight the amazing careers available through CNC technologies.  With an average annual compensation for manufacturing over $72,000 per year in Ohio, we know that we can help provide pathways to prosperity for students within the region.”

Scholarship recipients:

Timothy James Gonnella

  • $1000.00 for Siena Heights University where he will play football and study Mechanical Engineering.

TJ Gonnella

Connor Cronin

  • $2000.00 for UC Blue Ash – Connor plans to then transfer to continue in Mechanical Engineering

Connor Cronin

Austin Ramires Beske

  • $2000.00 to attend Sinclair University where he will study Mechanical Engineering.

Austin Ramirez Beske

Special thanks to Haas Automation,  the Gene Haas Foundation, and Clippard Instrument, RB Tool and Valco Melton for employing these young students through their time with Butler Tech.