HAAS Foundation

Haas Foundation donates to Fletcher Foundation

Pictured – Left to Right: Chandler LeBoeuf, Executive Director of Fletcher Foundation, Dr. Kristine Strickland, Chancellor of Fletcher, Adam Alban, Representative of Haas Factory Outlet a Division of Machine Tools, LLC, and Silas Payne, Dean of Technical Education.


Schriever, LA – Fletcher Technical Community College Foundation accepted a check for $10,000 from Gene Haas Foundation on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Fletcher Houma Facility. This investment will be allocated towards Machine Tool Technology program for student scholarships. Fletcher current and future students can apply for Haas Scholarship by going to www.fletcher.edu/scholarships/.


Chancellor Dr. Kristine Strickland, stated “Fletcher Technical Community College is grateful to Gene Haas Foundation for their generous gift. Business and industry’s continued commitment to educating and training the future workforce of Louisiana is vital to our future.  We look forward to our continued partnership in helping our students achieve their goals.”


Information about Gene Haas Foundation:


In 1999 Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation (GHF). Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community. Haas is the owner Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983. Haas Automation is a now a billion dollar company.


GHF’s primary goal is to build skills in the machining industry by providing scholarships for CNC machine technology students and NIMS credentials. Scholarships can be used for tuition, books, student’s personal NIMS account, cost of individual NIMS credentials and small personal tools the tools students are required by program to purchase.


Credit or non-credit (certificate) training is eligible for scholarships. Only public schools, 501 c(3) private schools or the manufacturing program’s 501 c(3) foundation may apply.  GHF does not grant funds to individuals or third party organizations to distribute the Gene Haas scholarships. The funds funds cannot be used for any product Haas automation manufactures or sells. http://ghaasfoundation.org/


Information about Fletcher Machine Tool Technology Program:


Machine Tool Technology Program is the study of using machine tools to manufacture products and parts.  The program involves operating machine shop equipment such as manual lathes, milling machines, drill presses, surface grinders, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment.  Students will learn to calculate speeds and feeds; dimensions for layout; and use of precision measuring equipment. Students will also develop a basic understanding of CAD/CAM programming.


Fletcher’s program provides specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare students for employment in the following fields: Machinist, Machinist Inspector, Leader Man Positions,

Quality Control, Precision Inspection, CNC Turning and Milling.


For more information about Fletcher Machine Tool Technology Program, please contact admissions at 985-448-7900 or Machine Tool Instructor, Clint Domangue, at 985-448-5727 or visit www.fletcher.edu.