Vincennes University awarded teacher training grant for CNC Machining

Vincennes University awarded teacher training grant for CNC Machining

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December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019 / Vincennes University awarded teacher training grant for CNC Machining

LEBANON, Ind. – The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded Vincennes University a $60,000 grant to facilitate CNC training for teachers in 2020. Vincennes University is one of four Haas Technical Education Centers (HTEC) nationwide and was the first HTEC Teacher Training site worldwide.

The scholarship funds will support teacher training scholarships and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials for secondary and post-secondary teachers pursuing CNC training.

“We believe that trained teachers make better teachers. Our partnership with the HTEC Network and Haas Automation makes that happen,” VU Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Services David Tucker said.

“Receiving the Gene Haas Foundation teacher training grant allows teachers to receive hands-on training at an accessible cost,” Tucker said. “Most teachers pay 25% of the training cost, which is a huge plus for school corporations, technical schools, and universities with strapped budgets.”

Classes begin in January and continue throughout the year. Students receive scholarships on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For more information about Vincennes University’s Haas Technical Education Center Programs, visit


Dan Flick

Director, Vincennes University Haas Technical Education Center

Phone: 317-581-6070


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In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21 other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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