High School Teacher Awarded Grant

Fox Chapel Area High School technology education teacher Ken Grimm has been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The foundation awards grants and scholarships for CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinist training to high schools, community colleges, and trade schools. The majority of Fox Chapel Area High School’s grant will be given as a post-secondary scholarship to a student planning a career in the technology arena, such as manufacturing, machining, and engineering. The grant will also be used to help pay for Fox Chapel Area High School students to attend competitions where technology education/CNC machining is highlighted, such as the Technology Student Association (TSA), Skills USA, Combat Bots, and Bots IQ events.

In 1999, Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization located in Oxnard, California. Haas is the owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983. Haas Automation is now a billion-dollar company.