JCJC hosts 1st Haas Technical Education Center’s educators conference

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2017-04-11 19:56:37

ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s manufacturing and machining technology program will be hosting the first, Haas Technical Education Center’s educator’s conference on Friday, May 12, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m., with lunch included.  This free conference is available for educators in manufacturing and machining related programs to network, meet experts in tooling, software and metrology, learn about available support through Haas, and how to receive grants from the Gene Haas Foundation. 
“We are so excited to partner with Jones County Junior College to host the first Mississippi regional HTEC conference,” said Toni Neary, director of education for Haas Factory Outlet-Machine Tools LLC.  “Haas is committed to the success of our programs and teachers and wanted to kick-off with a conference to provide an opportunity to network and share best practices.  I think the most exciting part of this conference is opening with check presentations from the Gene Haas Foundation for several schools in Mississippi, including JCJC.  The Gene Haas Foundation provides grants to promote careers in manufacturing.  The funds can be used for student scholarships, to provide NIMS credentials and to promote the competitive spirit in advanced manufacturing programs.  We are so excited to engage more with the machining programs and instructors in the state.”
The networking conference for machining instructors will give participants the opportunity to network and share best practices, hear from experts in the industry about best practices and products, learn what skills industry needs from future employees, and discuss the future of manufacturing and machining. 
“JCJC and the precision manufacturing and machining technology program are excited about hosting this first conference with Haas.  It is a privilege to be asked by industry leaders to share how Jones has rebuilt its machining program and to also offer this educational opportunity for my colleagues,” said Elmore.
Registration is encouraged by Friday, May 5, by calling JCJC machining instructor, Chase Elmore at 601-477-4201, or email: chase.elmore@jcjc.edu or Toni Neary at 860-541-0515 or email tneary@haastower.com 


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