Bringing Industry and Students Together
The aggregates industry needs a qualified and well-trained workforce to sustain and grow our businesses. Forming a connection with your local student chapter creates a link between your company and the young talent who are eager to begin a career in the aggregates industry. When they graduate, these students will already have a strong understanding of what it takes to work in our industry and will be prepared to immediately become productive members of your team.
Student chapters of NSSGA are required to have a sponsoring NSSGA member company. Consider sponsoring a student chapter to invest in the next generation of industry professionals.
ABOUT CHAPTER SPONSORSHIPS
Company sponsors help teach students about what it means to work in the aggregates industry. Sponsors support chapters in many ways, including:
- Hosting plant and quarry field trips
- Providing guest speakers to talk about different positions within the aggregates industry and expand students’ knowledge of the processing of construction aggregates
- Donating unused equipment
- Financially supporting chapter activities
- Discussing careers in the aggregates industry at the school’s career fair
Why should my company sponsor a student chapter?
Sponsoring a student chapter allows your company to introduce itself to this student body and promote development in people, training and research. Your relationship with the school can help encourage students in the chapter to become familiar with the unique challenges and opportunities presented by a career in the aggregates industry. In turn, you will create a pipeline of well-qualified young workers to help fulfill your workforce needs in the coming years.
How does my company sponsor a student chapter?
Student chapters are required to submit a letter from a sponsoring company as part of their chapter application. When requested by that prospective chapter’s faculty advisor, please provide a letter indicating your willingness to sponsor the chapter. Consider including several examples of how you plan to support the chapter (guest speakers, field trips, etc.).