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COA Receives $10,000 from Gene Haas Foundation

Currituck — College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Computer Integrated Machining program was presented with $10,000 from the Gene Haas Foundation on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The funds will be applied toward scholarships for students who are enrolled in the machining program at the college.

The Gene Haas Foundation was founded in 1999 and awards scholarships for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist training to high schools, community colleges and trade schools. There is an application process to request the funds and this is the third time that COA has received a grant award from the Gene Haas Foundation.

Michelle Waters, Dean, Business, Industry and Applied Technologies; Campus Administrator, Regional Aviation & Technical Training Center shared, “It is always exciting to receive funds that will directly benefit COA students, and help them gain the skills and training necessary to enter an in-demand career.”