Machine tools Haas expands technical education program in Europe, helping schools invest in skills
United States/Europe - In 2014, Haas Automation opened another 11 collaborations within its technical education program (HTEC) in Europe. According to Haas, the company is now running a total of 87 HTEC showrooms on the continent.
“For us, supporting industry starts with helping schools and training institutes invest in the skills of young people before they enter the labour market,” says Bert Maes, Haas Automation Europe marketing manager. “It’s an approach that we have shown to be effective wherever it is implemented. But as well as educational support for students seeking successful and rewarding careers, each of our HTEC collaborations provides complete, technological solutions for local businesses and industry.”
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Schools that joined the HTEC network last year bring together students, teachers and business from countries across the economic and industrial spectrum, including Greece, Poland, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Sweden and even Morocco, the first HTEC facility in North Africa. Apart from access to the very latest Haas CNC machine tools, and the support of the HTEC industry partners, one very important thing all those involved with HTECs have in common is the motivation and the desire to help young people and the long-term unemployed train for and find exciting, well-paid jobs in precision manufacturing companies, locally, regionally and even internationally.
Globally, in more than 2400 universities and technical training institutes, there are now 5500 Haas CNC machine tools used to train around 50,000 students, Haas says.