In today's business environment, there is enormous pressure to be innovative, embrace new technologies, and perform at a higher level. "Never before has our industry needed your help in keeping up with technological change as well as changing demographics," said Michelle McNamara, NAED Senior Vice President/Executive Director of NAED Foundation. "The best way to thrive is to reinvest in your most important asset—your people. Your Foundation is committed to providing the most relevant content and information delivered in a way that’s easily digested."
Contributions received for the Future Fund go directly toward developing and expanding the educational programs offered by the NAED Education & Research Foundation. The resources developed are used in every facet of electrical distribution to make for a better channel overall.
Your contribution has a direct impact on developing the industry's workforce and improving the lives of the individuals who have chosen to work in electrical distribution. Because of your support of last year's campaign, the Foundation is able to update important industry education courses, such as Bottom Line Basics as well as the EPEC Bronze, Silver, and Gold courses.
Your help has also allowed the Foundation to:
With the 2017-2018 Future Fund campaign underway, I'm asking for your help to ensure the Foundation is able to continue this work that is critical to the whole industry.
Last year, we celebrated 10 years of offering online training through the NAED Learning Center (NLC). Today, more than half of our members use the NLC as their corporate learning management system. In 2016, we had nearly 14,000 active students and 143,000 courses.