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, in conjunction with NOMMA's METALfab Co-Chairs, with leads the effort to identify topics and select speakers for education sessions.
NEF Auction - The silent and live auction help NEF raise funds to support its programs while providing great entertainment for the attendees.
NEF PRO Events – 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 provides 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.
NEFERP Grant - This grant is available to Chapters for education events during chapter meetings.
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 initiatives. 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 NEF@nomma.org or any of it's Trustees