The First HTEC Educators Conference was held over 25 years ago at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY hosted by Sam Chiappone, with the assistance of Marty Mc Gill. Bob Skodzinsky, always a champion for MFG education was in attendance. Later that year Bob “retired”, moved to Florida and took on the role of managing HTEC regional and Annual Conferences.
These HTEC conferences provided an opportunity for educators training in CNC technology, to meet, collaborate and learn from each other as well as being taught by industry who represented products and resources that educators needed to build successful CNC training programs.
Every year since the annual conference has grown and educators have made very important connections to bring back to and use to improve their own programs.
HTEC is led by an elected board of advisors who assist in making the conferences an enriching experience for all who attend.
The Haas Technical Education Community (HTEC) is a worldwide partnership program, established to transform CNC classrooms into high-tech, advanced manufacturing labs that provide the best CNC education possible. Educators gain access to industry-standard CNC machines and essential technologies, as well as classroom materials, professional training, and national and international conferences. Educators can also network and share best practices with thousands of other CNC machining educators around the world on a global scale. If your educational facility or technology center has a Haas machine, you’re already a part of our worldwide program. Connect with us – and welcome to HTEC!
“As instructors, we often feel like we’re on an island alone, but coming to the annual Haas CNC Educators Conference has given me a bridge to connect to the latest classroom and lab technology. Along with the technology, you have the ability to collaborate with some of America’s finest Technical Educators that come from coast to coast to share their best practices to advance our next generation of workforce."