The British Columbia Institute of Technology and the Gene Haas Foundation have opened the Gene Haas Manufacturing Lab. The facility, which was supported by a $1M donation from the Gene Haas Foundation, is an expansion and modernization of BCIT’s former Machinist Workshop. The new space has an optimized floor plan and workflow, a designated CNC Machinist training area, and new equipment that will be used for interdisciplinary training. The facility will enable BCIT to train an additional 45 students a year as Machinist Apprentices. “The new Gene Haas Manufacturing Lab is an excellent example of the power of industry-education collaboration, and will enable BCIT to continue to train highly skilled workers that meet the demands of the manufacturing sector in BC,” said BCIT President Dr Jeff Zabudsky.