On Wednesday July 20, Jeremy Bout the Producer and Host of Edge Factor and eduFACTOR keynoted the National Haas Technical Education Center Network’s Conference.

With 1800+ schools, colleges and universities that use Haas CNC machines, the HTEC network is a collaborative industry and education led initiative that spans across North America. This is an audience of educators who knows that having the right tools for the job makes all difference with the latest CNC machine tools and equipment, software and educational materials. But having the right technology in classrooms is only beneficial if there are students learning and using it! That’s where Edge Factor and eduFACTOR come in. With media and interactive resources on eduFACTOR.org, Edge Factor recruits students into manufacturing programs, makes STEM applicable to real life, reaches parents and inspires audiences to see manufacturing technology and careers in a new light.

“The most important thing Edge Factor can do is to build tools that will be used by both Manufacturing AND general education… and speak to people that do not care about chips and coolant, in ways that they will listen,” said Bout in his Keynote presentation.

The high impact videos and resources on eduFACTOR reach far beyond manufacturing choir. It’s time to stop preaching “manufacturing is awesome” to the people who are already drinking that Kool-Aid. By entering STEM, arts, music and CTE programs*, eduFACTOR tools showcase manufacturing technology and careers in classrooms that would normally never be exposed to manufacturing.

Focusing on having the right tools for the job, Jeremy Bout’s keynote was met with much applause and sign-ups for eduFACTOR memberships. To learn more about eduFACTOR, contact Toni Neary at tneary@edgefactor.com

*STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. CTE: Career and Technical Education.
Written by
Larissa Hofman
Dir. of Communications, Edge Factor
lhofman@edgefactor.com