Grant allows Grayson County Tech Center to expand career opportunities

Grayson County Technology Center provides real world opportunities for skills and career training.

Those opportunities were recently expanded after a $5,000 grant was awarded to the CMM (machining) Program from the Gene Haas Foundation of Haas Automation, renowned for its support of schools and technical institutions.

Teacher Michael Critchelow called the award “a great opportunity for expanding the program.”

The funds will be used to grow the school’s NIMS industry certification program. NIMS credentials provide applicants a competitive edge when applying for jobs because they have demonstrated that their skills meet the industry established standards. NIMS credentials never expire.

Funds from the award will also benefit graduating seniors as scholarships for continued study in the high-demand machining field.

(Photo: Machining teacher Michael Critchelow demonstrates how to enter and test a program on a Haas trainer prior to use in the CNC milling process)

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