So, before I get into this, did you ever figure out where to find the picture of Atlas trying to roll the stone uphill?? Check out the Fully Threaded Radio site: http://fullythreaded.com/fch/fullythreaded.nsf/Fastener Scroll down to the bottom and you will find him. And, if you listen to Fully Threaded Radio, you would also know they are offering a scholarship. Actually, Fasteners Clearing House is offering a scholarship for full tuition to the Fastener Training Institute’s “Fastener Training Week”. Here is a little more info from their press release:
“The announcement was made during episode 83 of the online talk radio show, Fully Threaded Radio, known as “voice of the FCH Sourcing Network”. To qualify for selection, candidates must work within the fastener industry and must submit a brief essay, approximately 250 words in length. The essay should address the importance of training in the fastener industry, and the impact of training on the candidate’s career. Candidates can be nominated by owners or managers, who are welcome to submit an essay on behalf of a nominated candidate. There is a limit of one nominated candidate per company, however there is no limit to the number of individual candidates from any given company who submit an essay on their own behalf. The deadline to submit scholarship candidate essays is October 15th, 2014, and the winner will be announced during the Las Vegas Fastener show after-event, known as the “Bourbon Room Bash”, October 23rd, 2014. Scholarship essays become property of the Fastener Training Institute, and may be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
So, even if you did not track down Atlas on the Fully Threaded site, you still have an opportunity to earn on through their generous contribution to our industry.
And, speaking of generous organizations, the group “Women in the Fastener Industry”, aka, WIFI just announced the winners of their scholarships. Per their release:
“The WIFI scholarship committee is happy to announce the 2014 recipients of the Ann Bisgyer Wolz Scholarship and the Edith Cameron Scholarship. Patricia Dyer of Stelfast, will attend classes at the Fastener Training Institute as the recipient of the Ann Bisgyer Wolz Scholarship. Shelby Cunningham, the Interactive Media Coordinator at Hudson Fasteners, is the recipient of the Edith Cameron Scholarship and will attend the 2014 National Industrial Fastener & Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas.” So, there are a few organizations committed to smartening up our industry. And the Fastener Training Institute’s programs is certainly worth the time and effort. Hats off to FTR and WIFI for investing in the people of our industry.