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President Obama’s $100 million Initiative Will Award Grants to Programs Teaching Industry-Relevant Skills

December 13th, 2013

President Barack Obama recently unveiled a $100 million competition aimed at finding new ways to better prepare high-school students for the global high-tech economy.

The program, Youth CareerConnect, will award 25 to 40 grants next year for high schools to team up with higher-education institutions and employers, creating innovative programs that give students industry-relevant education and job skills. Grants would range from $2 million to $7 million. Applicants will be required to pony up matching funds of at least 25 percent.

The closing date for applications is January 27, 2014. For more information, go to: www.doleta.gov/ycc.

Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship

December 13th, 2013

The Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship helps ease the financial burden of qualified students who are interested in machine operation and maintenance coursework.

Graduating high school seniors, GED recipients and displaced workers (anyone unemployed or looking to change their career) who want to pursue an associate degree or technology certificate in machining, are eligible for the one-year scholarship. Award amounts will range from $1,000 to $2,500 for each scholarship, depending on the cost of the applicants program. Currently the scholarship is available to United States residents only.

The online application for the Gene Haas Machining Technology Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year is currently available and will remain open until funds are exhausted. Click here for instructions and access to the application. If your computer has spam protection, or a firewall that blocks bulk emails, please add foundation@sme.org to your contacts or whitelist.

 


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