AUBURN — Local students in the precision machining technology program at Central Maine Community College recently were awarded Gene Haas Foundation scholarships.

Among the second-year students who earned scholarships are Dane Wheeler, of Hartland, Greg Poulin, of Jackman, and Bob Marquis, of Litchfield.

Wheeler and Poulin graduated from the program this spring.

The program at CMCC offers a two-year associate in applied science degree and a one-year certificate. Students are trained in conventional and CNC machining.

Graduates of the program are employed as machine operators, CNC machinists, tool and die makers, quality control inspectors, machine assemblers, machine tool designers, CNC programmers or field service representatives.