New England Educators Conference and Project MFG contest


We are most pleased to forward this Professional Development Opportunity for members of your vocational technical staff. We appreciate Brian Cummings (MVA) for forwarding this email and flyer from Toni Neary – Director of Education for Haas/HTEC regarding the upcoming New England Regional HTEC Educators Conference. It is Brian’s hope that as many educators (and of course administrators) as possible will attend this FREE Professional Development/Networking event – as almost all our Machine Technology / Advanced Manufacturing programs are members of the HTEC Network.

Brian is the current Vice President of the National HTEC Council, and soon to serve as President in 2021. Brian is respectfully asking for increased participation from our Massachusetts CTE schools at this event, as our technical programs are regarded as the “gold standard” in delivery of CTE.

Details concerning the event may be found below and in the attached flyer. Feel free to contact Brian at Worcester Tech at

Our New England HTEC Educators Conference is scheduled for Friday October 18th at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Connecticut. HTEC conferences are a great way to network and hear best practices for advanced manufacturing programs. The conference is free for all attendees and breakfast and lunch are provided.

The day will include information on:

· Building support for your manufacturing program

· Mobilizing and strengthening your advisory committee

· New ways to grow enrollment and engagement with students

· HTEC Partner presentations on new technology and opportunities for your classroom and labs

We also have great door prizes including the opportunity to win a new Haas Next Gen Control Simulator! Click HERE to register, and please share this invite with your team, colleagues and industry partners.

We also have exciting news to share of a new advanced manufacturing skills contest – Project MFG: Next Generation Manufacturing Challenge, a Defense Department initiative developed in conjunction with industry and many partners. During the week of November 4th contests will be held in Windsor, Connecticut and Troy, NY. On behalf of HFO Trident, we would like to invite your students, as well as your school to participate in this exciting and prestigious national manufacturing contest to address the number one crisis facing the U.S. manufacturing industry – a critical shortage of skilled workers.

The Challenge is an event-based, competitive skills challenge in which teams comprised of a mentor, student machinists and student welders compete in a 5-axis machining and welding contest showcasing the high tech and advanced skills that are vital to our industry. For more information go to, and if you are interested in participating, please let me know.

Toni Neary

Director of Education

Haas Tower – Morris Group, Inc.

Cell: 860-541-0515