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Save the plane fare to Finland. Go to Montana!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1 comment

Yes, I am a fanatic for Finland, the Land of Common Sense and Good Schools that rejects Toxic Testing, privatization and de-professionalism. But it’s expensive to visit. And you need a passport. And time to fly over the Atlantic Ocean. And it’s really cold. I have a suggestion. Drive to Helena, Montana.

Montana has proven to me that if you keep your eyes on the prize of Serious School Improvements, and if you resist the crazy crop of “reformers” on the right and left who are easily enamored with the sales pitches of privateers and the Big Tests for Big Profits Lobby, your students will . . .

SAIT's Manufacturing and Automation Showcase

The 2015 SAIT Showcase Event, featuring Jeremy Bout and Edge Factor
Friday, April 17, 2015 1 comment

SAIT is a member of Polytechnics Canada, a national alliance of leading research-intensive, publicly-funded colleges and institutes of technology dedicated to propelling business innovation and creating jobs for tomorrow. The annual Manufacturing and Automation event focuses on engaging SAIT's current students, industry partners, alumni, staff and faculty and special guests! As part of the HTEC network, SAIT is raising up the next generation of skilled manufacturers, and this event will celebrate their student's success! Highlights include a student capstone project showcase and an exciting ke . . .

CNC Teacher Training Expands

Hands-On CNC Training at more locations
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Comprehensive CNC Teacher Training which has been taught at Vincennes University since 2011, is expanding to three additional HTEC locations.

The three regional programs will be at Central Maine CC, Danville CC in Virginia and De Anza College in California. The same very successful curriculum developed at VU of combined on-line and on-site courses for Haas CNC Mill and Lathe programming, set-up and operations will now be available at the three new locations.

Training for NIMS CNC credentials, along with Haas Training will also offered.

Visit the HTEC Website - Teacher . . .

MFG Day Announces Edge Factor as Official Media Partner

Friday, April 10, 2015

The partner organizations that produce MFG Day across North America are pleased to announce that Edge Factor has joined the production team as a Media Partner. Edge Factor is a media production company that creates inspiring, high-impact media that tell the stories of innovative teams who design and build incredible products that affect lives and, ultimately, the future of our economy.

Edge Factor uses its compelling media as the basis for comprehensive educational programming distributed via schoolwide subscriptions. eduFACTOR is a membership-based library of high impact stories and . . .

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