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!

Last year’s 10th Annual HTEC Conference theme was:

"The Next Dynamic Decade:  Making Complicated Easy" 

 Hope to see you July 10-13, 2017 at

Lincoln College of Technology 

Grand Prairie, Texas for the 

11th Annual HTEC Conference

"Innovative Education Solutions: Taking Back American Manufacturing"

HTEC Members:

As of January 1, 2017, Bob Skodzinsky has officially retired and Chris McHugh has transitioned into the role as Manager of the Americas HTEC program. Additionally, Hope Riska has assumed the position of HTEC Conference and Communications Director. Speaking on behalf of the entire HTEC membership, I would like to wish Bob and Karen the best of luck on their next endeavor in life; which definitely includes a search for the perfect margarita.

Our CNC Educator Conference Program is off to an epic start this year. We have a record number of twenty-five regional conferences in the works already for 2017. A few of the conferences already have dates set: Southern California - Cerritos College, March 25; Minnesota/Wisconsin - Chippewa Valley Technical College, April 1; Colorado - Front Range Community College, April 22; Pennsylvania - Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, April 29. Visit the HTEC website for regional conference details and plan on attending one in or near your state/region. Conference registration is quick and easily available online so you can reserve a seat and attend one, or many of these exciting, educational events.

 Planning is fully underway for our 11th Annual HTEC Americas Conference which is set to be held on July 10 - 13, 2017 at Lincoln College of Technology in Grand Prairie, TX. The conference theme is Innovative Education Solutions: Taking Back American Manufacturing. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please keep an eye out for the “Call for Presentations” email which will arrive in mid-January. In addition, please plan on participating in the school display competition for the chance to showcase your student’s talent. For more information regarding both topics, please visit the conference webpage. Lastly, mark your calendar and have plans underway to attend as I have been told by our host that everything is BIG in Texas, including the HTEC Conference!

 If you have any questions, comments or suggestions which you believe can make our network more beneficial, please do not hesitate to contact any of the 2016-2017 HTEC Council Members. Contact information can be found on the About Us section of the HTEC website. I look forward serving as your 2016-2017 HTEC Council President and hope to see you all in Texas at the 11th Annual Americas HTEC Conference!

Trian Georgeou 
President – 2016- 2017 HTEC Council 
California Polytechnic State University 
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 

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