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
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 www.vinu.edu/cnctraining
Director, Vincennes University Haas Technical Education Center
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
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.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
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