Fastener Education Foundation

The need for fastener education and training is critical for your business.

“Business’ number one problem is finding qualified workers. At the current pace of job growth, if sustained, this problem is set to get much worse,” according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “These labor shortages will only intensify across all industries and company sizes.”

The fastener industry is no exception and the challenge may even be amplified as we compete with more visible and alluring industries pursuing new talent.

This challenge is not only recruitment, but retention as well. Training and education must be our focus in our mission to recruit, equip, and retain top talent.

“(Main Street firms) don't have the ability to do on-the-job training or run their own training programs in the same way large employers do. They have to take what's available in the marketplace, for the most part," according to Todd McCracken, president of the National Small Business Association.

That’s why we are reaching out to you. Would you please consider contributing to the Fastener Education Foundation (FEF)?

Your contribution will immediately be used to help fund the development of both online and live training programs on industry relevant topics.

FEF has supported:

  • Development of new classes for the Fastener Training Institute
  • Creation of online, on-demand training for the Fastener Training Institute
  • Cold header operator training through Rock Valley College in Rockford, Illinois

The online program development for the Fastener Training Institute, in particular, is a costly and urgent enhancement to keep training delivery affordable and relevant in today’s learning environment.

As a registered 501(c)3 charity, your donation could be considered tax deductible.

For more information about the Fastener Education Foundation, click here.