TCHS receives donation from Gene Haas Foundation


Once again, Temescal Canyon High School has received a large donation from the Gene Haas Foundation. Over the past three years, Temescal Canyon High School engineering has received grants from the foundation totaling more than $40,000.

The grant funding has paid for:

  • Multiple trainings for engineering teacher Robert Parks to provide students with certifications in SolidWorks, MasterCAM and the Haas CNC milling machines.
  • Student field trips to tour various engineering universities such as Cal Poly Pomona, San Diego State and California Institute of Technology.
  • Starting a new Society of Women Engineers & Scientists Club on campus to encourage and support female high school students in pursuing careers in STEM. Currently, there are 28 students participating in the program.
  • Starting two new $1,000 scholarships available yearly to TCHS students who want to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering.
  • Supporting a new, advanced certification process for students in engineering classes.
  • Creating an internship program for engineering students to work throughout the school year in a local engineering or CNC machine shop.

Gene Haas, owner of Hass Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, founded the Gene Haas Foundation in 1999. The mission of the foundation is scholarships for students continuing in CNC machinist training and education.

Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Gene initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community. His commitment to the importance of  U.S. manufacturing has incited him to grow his personal foundation and direct his foundation board to focus on manufacturing education in the form of scholarships for  CNC machinist training.

The foundation awards scholarships for CNC machinist training to high schools, community colleges and trade schools.