The Gene Haas Foundation, a private nonprofit organization, has awarded the Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Foundation with a $10,000 donation to fund scholarships for the MCC Precision Machine Technology program.
The MCC Precision Machine Technology program is an increasingly popular initiative among students at the South Omaha campus as a result of the new Center for Advanced Manufacturing scheduled to open next year. The program helps students gain knowledge on how to program, operate and set up machines used in manufacturing parts of anything from motorcycles to airplanes, according to its website.
This is the third donation in a row that MCC has received from the Gene Haas Foundation, with the total amount donated being $34,000. The previous two donations to offer $1,500 per quarter scholarships, according to a MCC press release.