Gene Haas Foundation
2800 Sturgis Rd
Oxnard, CA 93030
Text the word: GHFOUNDATION To: 72727
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In 1999 Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community. Haas is the owner Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983.
Haas Automation is now a billion-dollar company and this extraordinary growth has all come in an era when Americans were being told that the United States doesn’t manufacture anything anymore. Those perceptions and decisions made in our education system regarding vocational education have to lead to dire statistics.
A recent report called “The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond” projects that “Over the next decade, nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled, and the skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled.”