It’s February and that means love is in the air (and Mardi Gras in my area).
K-12 students love NEF, so don’t forget to submit your chapter’s Block Kids and Design Drafting winners to your Regional Chair by February 15th. I look forward to seeing the regional winners who will move on to the National competitions.
I know there are many individuals who love to promote NEF and have a passion for education. Now is the time for their recognition by nominating them for the Carol A Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award. Nominations are due by March 31st.
I know you are loving NEF’s new online testing platform. Congratulations to all who received a certification using this new format and good luck to all who will be testing in the future.
I hope you are all working on your project for the Doll Competition! If you need additional details, please contact the NEF office. Details were sent to all Regional Directors. Use your doll to express your love of the construction industry!
NEF loves to receive your donations, so keep those Ladder Club contributions coming. We are also accepting prize donations for this year’s Annual Conference Raffle Ticket Extravaganza in Houston, TX.
The NEF Executive Committee and Board of Trustees loves what we do, that’s why we apply for positions for the board in order to continue the mission of educating the construction industry today…and tomorrow. We will spend February preparing for the NEF Mid-Year Board Meeting which will be held March 5-6 in Orlando at which time we will elect the 2020-2021 NEF Leadership Team. Good luck to all who have sent in an application.
Wendy Jarred, CBT, CCA, CDS, CIT, EIT, LEED AP BD+C
NEF President 2019 – 2020
NEF Spotlight Corner
Jill Hanson, CDT, CIT,
I really became involved with NEF to further my involvement in the education aspect of construction. As a past adjunct instructor, I understand the necessity for quality programs at our schools, both primary and secondary. With today’s construction industry shortages, introducing children to construction is vitally important to the success and growth of our industry.
After being personally involved in my NAWIC chapter’s Design Drafting and Block Kids contests, I could see the impact that NEF can have on the future minds of our industry. Now, being involved on the front end through NEF has provided me with insight into the information we offer and I’m privileged to have a part in its implementation.
I value the educational opportunities that NEF provides to adults and proudly hold two NEF certifications. The education and information provided in NEF’s certification programs is real-world and applicable, you can use it in your career right now. The strategic planning and idea-sharing sessions that I get to be involved with as an NEF Trustee are motivational and inspiring.
Being an NEF Trustee MAKES me want to be a better person and get things done!
NEF now offers all Construction Industry Education program exams online! If you purchased a NEF course and still have eligibility for testing, please contact NEF’s office to schedule your online exam. If you need to purchase a retest or if your eligibility has expired, you can purchase an exam on NEF’s website at https://nef-edu.org/product/nef-exam/
Have you checked out the NEF Digital Bookstore?!? What are you waiting for?!? NEF courses are now available in hardcover and e-book formats. Start your educational journey today! https://nefedu.directfrompublisher.com/
NEF is recognized as a quality education provider by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
NEF is solely funded by donations and sponsorships so your contributions will continue to assist in the efforts to provide quality construction education.
Did you join NEF’s Ladder Club of Success yet? Get started today. Contact NEF’s office for details.