Poland Now Has Nine Haas Technical Education Centres
Poland has more Haas Technical Education Centres (HTECs) than any other country in Europe. In fact, in September Poland, and Haas Automation Europe,: celebrated the inauguration of its ninth HTEC. Perhaps there is a connection with the fact that alone of 27 EU nations, Poland did not enter recession in 2008-2009.
On September 13, 2011, the Augustowskie Centrum Edukacyjne (Education Centre of Augustów) joined the growing network of European HTECs, joining Polish HTECs in Krakow, Kalisz, Turek, W?oc?awek, Z?bkowice ?l?skie and Legnica. All Polish HTECs have been established under the guiding auspices of HFO Poland, a division of Abplanalp Consulting.
“Joining the growing group of schools with HTEC status is joining a network of modern institutions that all have the same mission,” explained Bogdan Dyjuk, director of Augustowskie Centrum Edukacyjne. “That is, to offer CNC education at the highest level. The benefits of this network will undoubtedly increase the chances of our graduates finding a good, well-paid job.”
Alain Reynvoet, managing director of Haas Automation Europe, attended the opening event in Augustów. “Poland’s growth is driven by industry and construction, and the country’s figures show the most rapid growth in the metal-goods-production industry: 15.5% up from 2010,” he said. “It is interesting to see that, in economic terms, Poland is outperforming Germany, Italy and France, and also investing in more HTECs.”
The grand opening of the new Polish HYEC was attended by a number of high-ranking local and national officials, including Member of Parliament Jan Kami?ski, head of the Augustów region Franciszek Wi?niewski, and representatives from local and regional labour and union offices.
Concluded Dyjuk: “At this HTEC, students and employees will learn the necessary skills to work with modern CNC equipment. There is no better start than Haas machines. We have found them to be very efficient and very intuitive to operate.”
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