NFFS Academy is an online e-learning portal developed to provide cutting edge technical training programs to foundry industry employers and their workforce. The Academy provides immediate access to more than 120+ technical courses, covering multiple manufacturing disciplines, materials and manufacturing processes. The list of subjects is extensive, and more courses will be added regularly. NFFS members receive extended course access and discounts of 35-80% over public pricing for these courses!
NFFS Academy provides relevant, user-friendly courses that are accessible online 24/7. The courses are self-paced, self-guided, and interactive with visually engaging graphics. Concepts can be immediately applied in examples and assessments, and every course completed will be added to a transcript, with printable Certificates of Completion. These cost-effective courses will provide a strong foundation in terminology and concepts, as well as application-based topics to instill confidence on the job, increase informed decision making, and assist in troubleshooting more efficiently. This library is a perfect asset whether you are just starting out, being cross-trained, or looking to up-skill your current situation. Just log in and start learning!
ACCESSING NFFS ACADEMY
To obtain login credentials that signify that you work for a NFFS member, follow the steps below:
CLICK HERE to verify your NFFS membership by signing in to your NFFS member account.
- If you are already signed in, you will be taken directly to Step 2.
- If you forgot your NFFS username or password, go to www.nffs.org/signin and click the appropriate link below the Sign In button.
- If you work for a member company but do not have a NFFS account, click Create Account at the top of this page.
- If you need assistance, contact NFFS at (847) 299-0950 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to help!
On the page that opens, click the "NFFS Academy" button to be directed to the Sign Up page. Fill out and submit the form, and you are ready to learn!
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION PROGRAMS
As part of the NFFS Academy program, NFFS, THORS eLearning Solutions, and The University of Akron have partnered to offer Certificate of Completion programs in multiple manufacturing disciplines such as mobility, mechanical power transmission, metal castings, forging, engineering drawings, and quality. The Certificate of Completion Programs provide a solid foundation with comprehensive coverage on a particular manufacturing discipline that can help employers speed up new employee onboarding, or help give a competitive edge to existing team members on the job. These programs will empower individuals from across the globe to obtain a certificate from a renowned university in the United States. Upon successful completion of the exam, the learner will receive an official University issued Certificate of Completion. Current certificate programs include:
- Engineering Drawing Fundamentals
- Machining Fundamentals
- Metal Forming Fundamentals
Additional foundry-specific Certificate of Completion programs are currently in the development process. NFFS expects to release a certificate for Aluminum Green Sand Foundry Fundamentals by summer 2021, with additional foundry topics to follow.
Each certificate of completion program bundle is made up of a curated collection of courses that can be completed in approximately 15 hours. These courses are developed with the cooperation of subject matter experts from world-class manufacturing companies and insights from renowned individuals across various industry domains. The courses have been developed utilizing robust instructional design practices – they are visually appealing to the modern learner and highly interactive to promote learner engagement.