HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I hope that each of you had a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. NEF appreciates all who shopped using Amazon Smile and making NEF your selection for contributions.
Block Kids and Design Drafting programs continue. Check the website for deadlines. If you have any questions, call or email the office; Patti will be happy to assist you.
A draft outline for the Contract Administrator program has been completed and work on the first chapter has begun!
The upcoming year will bring Forum season and Annual Conference. Start planning your fundraising projects for these Forums to see if your region will be named the highest fundraiser for the year. NEF is also accepting donations for the raffle table at Annual Conference.
Thank you to all who submitted an application for the NEF Board of Trustees. Voting will be held at our Mid-Year Meeting in March. Good luck to all candidates.
It’s also time to think about nominating someone for NEF’s awards. Please visit the website for awards criteria and deadlines. This can be found under the Information tab on with website. We currently have the Carol A Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award, Darline H. Johnson Volunteer Achievement Award and the Ambassador Club.
I wish you all a happy, safe and prosperous new year.
Wendy Jarred, CBT, CCA, CDS, CIT, EIT, LEED AP BD+C
NEF President 2019 – 2020
NEF Spotlight Corner
My name is Kendra West and I am native to New Mexico. This is my second term as a NEF Trustee. The reason I decided to apply as a trustee was to get more involved with same minded business women.
I have been in the construction industry for over 30 years and I am amazed what I can still learn. I am currently in the process of buying out a family owned business that has been in the Environmental Field for over 35 years.
I have learned and experienced many things, however, I am a firm believer NEF has given me a solid foundation as my journey begins as a woman owned business. NEF is a platform where the standard is met and goals are achieved.
I am excited to see what I can learn this year and what I can bring to the NEF table for 2020.
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.