EGSA Fall Conference Registration is Open!

The Industrial Tsunami Coming Your Way

The average age of a machinist in America is 58 years old. We aren't training our youth to fill these jobs or the millions of others available now in the skilled trades
  • How did we go from celebrating the trades to denigrating them?
  • Is a $100k education worth it when millions of high-paying, highly-trained jobs in the trades are available?
  • What can companies, communities, schools and the government do to stem this skills-loss that is crushing our manufacturing base?


Are You Ready For This? 
EGSA Rolls Out "MegaWatts In Music City"

We consistently try to up our game, be responsive to member requests and generate value at each of our annual conferences. This Fall is certainly no exception, as the conference we have planned for Nashville has more than a few reasons why you can't miss it!
First, get ready for the Conference Planning Committee to really WOW you when it comes to speaker content for Nashville! Thanks to the generosity of Kohler Power Systems, we are able to bring John Ratzenberger to Nashville. Most of you will remember John for the loveable role he played in the television sitcom Cheers as mail carrier, Cliff Clavin. Some of our younger members, or those with kids, might know John as the voice of several Pixar animated characters. Known as Pixar's Good Luck Charm, John has voiced a character in every Pixar film starting with Hamm the Pig in Toy Story to this summer's release of the Incredibles, where he plays the Underminder.
So you may be asking, "How is Cliff Clavin going to help me in power generation?" Great question! Since climbing off the barstool at Cheers more than 25 years ago, John has become Hollywood's most outspoken advocate for American manufacturing. He works with legislators on both sides of the aisle to bring back trades training in schools, build apprentice programs for returning veterans and support the reshoring of American companies.
Last October, John was appointed to the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion whose mission is to identify strategies and proposals to promote apprenticeships, especially in sectors where apprenticeship programs are insufficient. He speaks to groups across the country about eliminating the stigma around the trades while providing much-needed training opportunities for students, returning veterans and out of work Americans. 
Make your plans now to attend EGSA's 53nd Annual Fall Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN from September 23-25th!
We hope that our power-packed conference line-up will encourage you to act fast. The Fall micro-site opens today and has all of the specifics on speakers, networking events and committee meetings.

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We'll See You there!
Warm Regards,
Jalane Kellough
Executive Director

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