NSSGA’s educational programs can help you improve performance, discover new ideas and technologies plus address your daily business challenges—all in a variety of formats to fit your unique needs.

2018 AGG1 Academy Call for Proposals Now Open

The Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to Friday, July 21!

NSSGA members are invited to submit proposals detailing case studies, addressing best practices, including lessons learned and challenges remaining, and imparting new skills and information in key topic areas. AGG1 Academy sessions should fall in one of the following topic tracks:

  • Operations & Production
  • Environment, Safety & Health
  • Automation, Technology & Software
  • Business Management
  • Leadership Development

Proposals will be evaluated by NSSGA’s Meetings & Education Committee, and the final program will be announced early fall 2017. Proposals will be accepted from both producer and Manufacturers & Services Division members, though M&S members are prohibited from submitting proposals that are commercial in nature and are strongly encouraged to include a producer or customer partner in all topic proposals. The deadline for proposals is July 21, 2017. Click here to submit a proposal.

AGG1 Online Webinars

AGG1 Online monthly webinars offer AGG1 Academy education courses in a convenient online format. Catch up on topics you may have missed at AGG1 Academy & Expo, or discover brand new classes in subjects that can help you and your company improve efficiency, employee safety, productivity, and much more. Build your team’s knowledge base—in a live, interactive environment—without the time and expense of traveling.

Distance Learning Programs

NSSGA has partnered with the Institute of Quarrying to offer two distance learning programs for existing aggregates industry employees to boost their industry knowledge. These include a one-year Graduate/Management Conversion Program and a three-year Junior Management Program. Learn more…

Seminars and Workshops

In-person courses provide intensive, hands-on education and training that’s geared exclusively to the aggregates industry. Learn from expert trainers and share ideas with classmates from other companies facing the same challenges you see in your everyday business. You’ll return to your operation with new perspectives and skills you can apply to your job immediately. Workshops are typically co-located with the AGG1 Academy & Expo and include:

  • Strategic Sales Training
  • Basic Supervisory Training
  • Advanced Supervisory Training
  • Noise & Dust Workshop

AGG1 Academy & Expo

AGG1 Academy & Expo is the aggregates industry’s premier exposition and education resource. AGG1 features in-depth, industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services.

Save the date for the next AGG1 in Houston, Tex., March 6-8, 2018.


NSSGA offers two scholarships to help prepare the next generation of aggregates industry professionals: the Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship and the Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship.