Sandvik Coromant recently participated in the grand opening ceremony of the Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) at Vincennes University's Indiana Center for Applied Technology (ICAT) in Indiana. Held in late October, the event celebrated the dedication of the facility and was attended by more than 250 educators, manufacturers, students and government officials. Brian Norris, vice president of marketing at Sandvik Coromant, spoke at the ceremony, along with representatives from Haas, ABB Robotics, CNC Software and various government, educational and trade organizations. The day's events focused on the current shortage of skilled workers and the need to apply innovative solutions to the issue. Sandvik Coromant has been an ongoing supporter of HTEC for many years and has been a key partner to the 1,000+ HTECs in the United States since the beginning of the HTEC program. The HTEC facility housed at ICAT is one of the largest in the nation, housing 35 Haas machines using Sandvik Coromant tooling. "Educational initiatives are important every individual and company working in American manufacturing, as well as the country as a whole," Norris said. "The ICAT facility at Vincennes University provides an exceptional example of what can be accomplished when providers of manufacturing products work together with educators and government. Sandvik Coromant is proud to support such efforts." ICAT contributes to workforce development by offering college-level manufacturing courses, along with providing training and curriculum development assistance to educators and the industry.