About Us

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 2200 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

The mission of the Haas Technical Education Center Network is to promote and advance manufacturing and productivity through excellence in manufacturing education.

Our vision

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

HTEC 2018 was an outstanding conference - thank you to Danville Community College in Danville, Virginia for hosting!!
The 12th Annual HTEC Conference theme was:
"Partnerships That Transform!"
Hope to see you July 22-26, 2019 at
Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, Montana for the 13th Annual HTEC Conference
See you in Kalispell!

HTEC Members:

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Grant Paul I am the Academic Chair for Trades and Technologies at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina Saskatchewan Canada. I have attended 9 Htec Annual conferences and the knowledge sharing between educators, partners and industry is phenomenal. Over the years I have taken this exchange of knowledge and applied it to what we do at Saskpolytech,  I can say it has helped to make us one of the top Polytechnics in Canada. I would encourage anyone who has never attended an annual conference to make an effort to participate and experience an Annual HTEC Conference, first hand.

This year I attended our Annual CNC Educators Conference which was held at Danville CC in Danville, VA along with 272 other educators, partners, industry folks and spouses.  It was a fantastic event and we got to see an outstanding program, Partnerships That Transform and network with many peers and partners.  The planning for HTEC 2019 has already started.  It will be at Flathead Valley CC in Kalispell, Montana.  Dates are July 22 to 26, 2019.  Start making plans NOW to attend.  Kalispell is a beautiful part of the Northwest.

Bob Skodzinsky, who also attended HTEC 2018, has re-joined the HTEC Team and will be coordinating HTEC Conferences in some territories and also handling HTEC communications & website.  Hope Riska, who was doing this job, has returned to HFO Productivity as full-time Education Administrator for Productivity’s 10 states.

This Fall is quite busy around the HTEC Network.  IMTS 2018 (International Manufacturing Technology Show) Smartforce Student Summit in Chicago (September 10-15), will have a major Haas Automation/HTEC exhibit and four separate Learning Labs, each day. Registration to attend is online and open.  You can also register for separate Learning Labs and seating is limited.   

The Fall HTEC Conference program is also in full swing.  Eight conferences are already set and registration is open for all of those. Visit the HTEC website for regional conference details and plan on attending one in or near your state/region. Conference registration is quick, free and easily available on line so you can reserve a seat, today.

Three or four more Fall HTEC Conferences are also in discussion, so check in for one that might be in your region.

If I or any one of the HTEC Council Members or the HTEC Team can be of any help or answer questions, please don’t hesitate.


Grant Paul

Academic Chair Trades and Technologies

School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing

4500 Wascana Parkway

Regina Saskatchewan S4P-3A3