Educational Videos – NEF produces educational videos that are available for in shop or at home training.
NEF Publications – NEF offers digital copies of publications covering design ideas for ornamental metal, driveway gates, interior railings, walkway gates, and metal finishes.
METALfab Education Program – NEF plans and produces the METALfab Education Program.
NEF Auction - The silent and live auction help NEF raise funds to support its programs while providing great entertainment for the attendees.
Continuing Education Program – NEF has provided both one and two day seminars giving attendees a hands-on approach to learning. Topics have included estimating, scroll making, FabCAD, power hammer techniques, etc.
NEF Webinars – The NEF Webinar program provides an opportunity for fabricators to take a class at work. These webinars are archived and available for viewing later in the members only area. Some of the topics covered in these webinars are: codes, hiring employees, making sales in hard times, payment bonds, etc.
Chapter Support – NEF provide educational support for new and existing chapters. NEF helps with the education program at the organizational meetings. NEF has also assisted existing chapters with special programs for their meetings.
New Member Packets – NEF provides digital copies of media materials for new member packets. When you join NOMMA the packet of brochures was created, produced and provided by the NOMMA Education Foundation.
Scholarship – NEF has been fortunate to administer the Todd Kinnikin Scholarship Fund
Cliff Brown Award – This award recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution to education in the industry. The honor is named after the late Clifford Brown, founder of Hallmark Iron Works.
NEF Lawler Research Program – the NOMMA Education Foundation took the a major step in March of 2006 by announcing the creation of the NEF Lawler Research Program. Initially, the research program focused on guard safety and climbability. The research will provide a valuable pool of data for the NOMMA Technical Affairs Division and allows NOMMA to provide solid facts in response to code change proposals.
Fund Raising - NEF also acts as the primary fund raiser to support all of these programs. With all of the programs and activities listed above I hope you see the value of NEF to you and that you will respond in a positive and generous way when presented with the opportunity to financially support NEF.
For more information on donating to the NOMMA Education Foundation contact Martha Pennington, (888) 516-8585 x 104, firstname.lastname@example.org.