About the HTEC Network

The Haas Technical Education Center Network is an industry & education led initiative that enables manufacturing technology educators and their schools to acquire the latest CNC machine tools and related CNC ancillary equipment, software and educational materials. 

The goals are to provide students with a relevant, high tech and hands-on educational experience. And to graduate work-ready CNC machinists, programmers & engineers for today's industrial employers and the manufacturing challenges of the future. 

HTEC Members can contact, collaborate, share and network with over 1800 schools, colleges and universities that use Haas CNC machines throughout the Americas. They can also work with over 95 CNC Technology Partners, who are pledged to support CNC Education.

Our Mission

Excellence in Manufacturing Education

The mission of the Haas Technical Education Center Network is to promote and advance manufacturing and productivity through excellence in manufacturing education. 

Our vision is to develop, deliver, and disseminate collectively the best educational methods and techniques for advanced manufacturing education in the world. 


From The President

This photo shows your 2015 (EJ Daigle), 2016 (Bob Heffentrager) and 2017 (Trian Georgeou) HTEC Council presidents. 
HTEC 2016 was an outstanding conference!

Hope to see you at Lincoln College of Technology
Grand Prairie, Texas  -  July 10-13, 2017

This year’s 10th Annual HTEC Conference theme was 

The Next Dynamic Decade : 

Making Complicated Easy

Each year our conference is an outstanding opportunity to share our combined educational experiences. Twelve Monday Workshops were presented on a variety of manufacturing technology & education methods topics.

Tuesday & Wednesday were kicked off by thought-provoking keynote presentations each morning followed by a broad collection of Breakout Presentations, Panels and Forums.

Wednesday afternoon we traveled to Portland, ME and boarded The Bay Mist and sailed into Casco Bay and to Peaks Island for an authentic New England Lobster Bake, put on by the local Lions Club.

Thursday concluded with Forum Re-Caps and the winners of the Best CNC Learning Projects Contest and 10 Haas CNC Simulators were awarded to the winners.

We certainly hope you will begin making plans and budget a trip to HTEC 2017 for our 11th Annual HTEC Conference at Lincoln College of Technology, Grand Prairie, Texas, July 10-13, 2017.  

Bob Heffentrager
2016 HTEC Council President

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute

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