Young Fastener Professionals

Young Fastener Professionals (YFP) is committed to providing educational and networking opportunities for ambitious young professionals desiring professional growth within the fastener industry. We empower, advocate for, and provide opportunities for education and networking for young fastener professionals.

Young Fastener Professionals is a community of young professionals that seek to offer a glimpse of the fastener industry through the perspective of the next generation. While respectfully preserving the industry’s past, the next generation is hastily shaping the future of the business spectrum through technology, while implementing the most current business practices. This organization aims to create a platform for young professionals, and the businesses employing them to develop, educate and enhance a variety business initiatives. YFP also serves as forum for networking, referrals and professional support to further improve the fastener industry as a whole.

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NFDA/YFP Mentorship Program

YFP and NFDA have come together for a mentee/mentor program called AIM (Advancing Individuals through Mentoring).


  • The 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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Questions about YFP? Contact Amy Nijjar