Florence, Kentucky, November 17, 2010 – Mazak Corporation has earned the prestigious honor of Benefactor of the Year for 2010 for its strong community partnership with Gateway Community and Technical College. The award was presented at the 11th annual Kentucky Community and Technical College System President’s Gala and Benefactors’ Awards Dinner in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mazak has worked with Gateway to meet the workforce needs for the region’s manufacturers by founding two scholarships at Gateway. The scholarships support students in manufacturing technology and encourage minority students to attend college.
Additionally, Mazak has provided cutting-edge equipment to the college’s machine tool program and has created an apprenticeship program for recent high school graduates to connect on-the-job experience with college classes. As a member of Gateway’s Manufacturers’ Consortium, Mazak also assisted in the development of Gateway’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing.
Members of the VIP program will work with Mazak in product development and the creation of training events and seminars spanning a broad range of topics. For more information on the new Mazak VIP program, please visit MazakUSA.com/VIP.