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 goal is 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 1300 schools, colleges and universities that use Haas CNC machines throughout the Americas. They can also work with over 60 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


2014 is upon us......  
And the Dunwoody CNC Educators Training Conference is just 6 months away. Online registration is now OPEN.
I hope to see you there!

Believe it or not 2014 is upon us and we are five months removed from our last national conference in Edmonton and six months away the 2014 conference in Minneapolis.  This seems to be the time of the year when we drift back onto our own islands and we lose touch with one another.  As Jim Weber would say, “Don’t be an island”.  
Using the resources available to us on the Haas & HTEC websites, we can stay in touch all year long.  There are many features on the websites that I am still discovering; some of which would have been useful in the past.  For instance, if you follow the link for the Haas Blog at the bottom of the home screen, you will be directed to “Ask the Answer Man”.  This is a valuable resource that is one click away for finding tips and answers to a variety of technical questions.  There is also a forum link on the HTEC website.  If you are having problems with a certain operation or if there is a topic weighing on your mind, post it on the forum and discuss it with the group. 

We have all learned that the key to promoting manufacturing education is partnerships.  While it is important to stay connected with the HTEC network it is also very beneficial to stay connected with your local Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  This relationship is important to maintain as the MEPs are the link between education and industry.  If you do not know who your local MEP is, feel free to contact myself or Bob Skodzinsky and we will get the information.  If you are not familiar with them there is a good chance that they are not familiar with you or your program. 

I hope everyone is looking ahead to July and making plans to attend the 8th annual conference at Dunwoody College of Technology.  The planning team has done an outstanding job to plan an exciting week.  Let’s all stay connected and make another big stride in promoting manufacturing education in 2014.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions to make our Network more useful to you, don’t hesitate to contact any of the 2013-14 HTEC Council Members or myself, listed here on the About Us page.       

Chris Canceliere - 2013-2014 HTEC Council President


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