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 Grand Prairie, Texas
July 10-13, 2017
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     HTEC Network      July Update

Thank you for attending the 2017 Annual Americas HTEC CNC Educator Conference!  We had 186 attendees - 92 Educators from 61 Schools, 25 Industry/HFO Reps, 46 Partners/Vendors and 23 Spouses! 

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 HTEC Council: 


Toby Bergstrom 

Vice President:

 Grant Paul 


Tom Penird

High School Reps:
Jim Weber
Paul Driggers
Brian Cummings

Comm College Reps:
Garret Parker
Mike Appio
Loyde Tober

University Reps:
Trian Georgeou
Rick Willey
Sam Chiappone

Haas/HTEC Rep:
Chris McHugh

2018 Annual Americas Conference Site:
Danville Comm Col
Danville, VA - Mark your calendars now for July 23-26, 2018!

THANK YOU to Lincoln College of Technology for hosting the 2017 Conference!

THANK YOU to Rodie Woodard and the folks at Maximum Industries in Irving, TX for opening their doors to 76 Educators and Industry Reps! For more info on MI, check out their Company Video

Best CNC Learning Project Contest Flier Added - Click HERE

Congratulations to Best Project Simulator Winners:  Rich East High School, Fresno City College and Cal Poly

NOTE: When registering for HTEC Conferences, please include your FULL School name - do not abbreviate or use initials.  Thank you!

THANK YOU to our Opening Keynote Conference Speaker:

"Monster" Mike Schultz

(from Metal & Flesh by EdgeFactor!)

THANK YOU to Wednesday 

Opening Conference Speaker:

Montez King 

from NIMS

"Kickstarting Apprenticeships"

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SkillsUSA 2017

National Leadership & Skills Conference 

Louisville, KY 

June 20-22, 2017

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel, providing educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. 
SkillsUSA Competitions are held throughout the year in different states and regions, with the Annual USA Competition in June. This year's National Conference will be held June 20-22 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.  

Together with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Haas, the Gene Haas Foundation and a few of its partners will be there to support the CNC Milling Specialist, CNC Turning Specialist and CNC Technician (Milling & Turning) Competitions, awarding scholarships to the winners in each contest, as well as $1,000 scholarships to each competitor. 

This year's event will also feature a Techspo area, where in Booth #S137 you can come talk with representatives from Haas, Gene Haas Foundation, NIMS, Sandvik, Immerse2Learn, Autodesk, Verisurf 3D, Zeiss Metrology and Vincennes University. 
Check back here and on the SkillsUSA page following the competition for a list of the winners and photos.  

We will also go LIVE on Facebook while there!

For more information on SkillsUSA, click HERE

Go to the above SkillsUSA tab for highlights and photos from last year's competition.

 Check back for Fall 2017 Upcoming Conferences and Events

State & Regional HTEC Conferences

are free and open to all Manufacturing Technology Educators

NOTE:  If you are registering for a Regional or Annual Conference, you should normally receive an Email Confirmation.  If you do not receive one, you do not need to re-register.  If you see a message on the screen that says "Registration Complete...sent to "email address" you are registered.  If you want to make sure, please send an Email to Hope or one of the Conference Organizers to confirm.  
We sincerely apologize.

Online Registration is required

Meet the Haas Mini Mill-EDU  

The Perfect Choice for CNC Education

The Mini Mill EDU is built with the same high quality components as the standard Mini Mill, but is available exclusively for schools at an unbeatable price.  
This industry-leading machine offers state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities for students.

Interested?  Click to find out if the Mini Mill EDU is the right choice for your CNC education program!


The Mini Mill-EDU's standard features include the Haas Next Generation Control.

HTEC Newsletter

Have you been receiving the bi-monthly HTEC Newsletter?  The Newsletter is being sent out on the 1st and 15th of each month and is coming from the Haas MailChimp Server.  Please make sure to check your SPAM and Junk Mail/Blocked folders.  If you are NOT receiving the newsletter, please let Hope know as soon as possible.

Haas Tip of the Day

In the past month, you should have received 3 emails with the Tip of the Day - Educational Playlist.  Chris McHugh worked with Mark Terryberry to identify what order would be the best to view (and use) the videos in your classrooms.  Click HERE for the Quick-Pick Tip of the Day List and help take your classroom to the next level!

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