Indian Hills Community College Receives $15,000 from Productivity and Gene Haas Foundation

Congratulations to Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa for being awarded a BIG check for $15,000 from the Gene Haas Foundation!

Presenting the check to IHCC is (pictured below left to right) Brent Freeborn, Machine Tool Salesperson from Haas Factory Outlet Cedar Rapids/Productivity Inc, Machine Tool Technology Instructors Marty Roberts and Jeff Long, with Jill Budde, Dean of Instruction.

Productivity Gene Haas Foundation check presented to Indian Hills CollegeA camera crew from the ABC affiliate that covers Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa was on hand to cover the check presentation.  Click HERE for a link to the article/video.

IHCC has an excellent Machine Tool Technology Program with (8) Haas machines and (16) Simulators in their programs and (2) full-time Instructors. 

Productivity Gene Haas Foundation Indian Hills College StudentRyan Scott, former IHCC student says, “I am a Master Apprentice at Haas Automation in California, one of the largest machine tool builders.  The courses I took at Indian Hills gave me a very firm foundation to build on now that am out working in the field.”   Click on the link to Ryan’s Student Spotlight at IHCC.

The scholarships will be known as the Gene Haas Scholarships, named after the Gene Haas Foundation who has been offering scholarships to high schools, community colleges and special educational programs that help build skills within the machining industry.

For more information on programs at Indian Hills, click on IHCC

The Gene Haas Foundation awards grants to High Schools and Post-Secondary Schools to assist with their programs, including scholarships for students pursuing Manufacturing Careers.  Schools can find out more about potential opportunities and apply for Scholarship Grants at


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