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Next Meeting...August 13, 2015!
Our next AWS – Nashville Section meeting will be held:
Thursday, August 13th 2015
World Testing Inc.
72 E. Hill Dr.
Mount Juliet, TN, 37122.
If you are in the welding industry and have a hard time finding qualified welding candidates to fill your open positions, this will be your opportunity to be the voice for your business or industry. Deborah Knoll, a representative from the TN Department of Education, will give a presentation on the state’s roll in preparing and educating students for advanced manufacturing. She will be asking for your input in order for there to be more alignment between what students are taught compared to what our industry really needs. Closing this gap will help provide a more qualified candidate looking for a welding career.
Guest Speaker Bio:
Deborah Knoll is a career cluster consultant with the Tennessee Department of Education. Her areas of expertise in the Division of College, Career and Technical Education include Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology and STEM education. She is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earning a BS in Maritime Transportation and an unlimited tonnage 3rd mate’s license. She held a commission as a LT in the United States Naval Reserve for 9 years. Deborah has worked in industry for Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, MI; Nalco-Exxon Energy Chemicals in Houston, TX; and American Commercial Barge Line in Jeffersonville, IN. In 2002, she received a master’s degree in teaching from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. She then joined the classroom and taught for 12 years before accepting her current position with the Tennessee Department of Education.
Please RSVP at awsnashville.com/rsvp-form to let us know that you are coming.
A Letter from Our Chairman
Section Officers Updated
Officer elections were held at the April Meeting based on nominations made on the website, as well as those made during the meeting. All votes were unanimous. The officers elected, as well as vacancies, are listed on the Section Officers page. Please feel free to volunteer or nominate someone to a vacant position.
Rifle Raffle Winners
Congratulations to Steve Parker the lucky winner of the Henry Golden Boy Rifle, with special thanks for the donation by Eddie Teems and Holston Gases.
Further congratulations to Phil Evans and Bob Williams who won the $100 and $50 Bass Pro gift cards. Thanks to Chris Daniel and the good folks at STOODY for donating the gift cards.
Thanks for your participation in the rifle raffle. You helped raise over $600 for another scholarship!
Welding Codes Presentation Download
Many of you were interested in notes from the welding codes presentation that Bob Williams gave in March. Click one of the download links below to download either the PowerPoint or the PDF.