NFDA/YFP Mentorship Program


  • AIMThe NFDA/YFP mentorship program will serve the needs of young fastener professionals by pairing them with willing mentors focused on advancing the mentee’s personal career goals. Mentors and mentees will be matched based on professional skills that the mentee wants to acquire and that the mentor has to offer.
  • Mentees will be required to develop a specific set of goals which form the basis of the mentor/mentee relationship, and mentors are asked to work with the mentee on advancing these objectives.
  • In order to have the best possible partnering, both the mentor and mentee must clearly understand their roles.
  • All mentees and mentors must follow the program requirements on the pages linked below.


  • To provide support and education opportunities to young fastener professionals.
  • To provide young fastener professionals with a mentor and volunteer experiences to enhance their career development and expand their professional networks.
  • To encourage more young fastener professionals to assume leadership roles in the fastener industry.
  • To expose mentors and their organizations to new ideas.
  • To develop a more diverse leadership pool for the fastener industry.
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