Amanda Chance, Fast-Spec Inc, is the winner of the Joanne Sherman E-Learning (THORS) Scholarship. This scholarship will allow her to build skills and learn more in the classes she chooses to take within the fastener industry. The 5 courses Amanda has chosen include: Threaded Fastener Terminology and Components, Threaded Fastener Testing and Defects, Oil Seal Fundamentals: Rotary Applications, Heat Treat Basics, and Plating Fundamentals.

Amanda has been with Fast-Spec Inc for 14 years but in the fastener industry for 24 years. She is a hard-working mother and wife and has been wanting an opportunity to learn and grow in her fastener knowledge.

I am so honored to be chosen as the recipient of this Scholarship.  Even being in this industry as long as I have, you are always learning something new and I look forward to learning more.

Thank you so much!  This is so cool.


Women in the Fastener Industry provides opportunities for women in the fastener industry at all levels of experience. We work together to unite, educate, mentor and encourage one another, for the express purpose of advancing women in the fastener industry.  

ABOUT Joanne Sherman E-Learning Scholarship

THORS eLearning Solutions

WIFI honors the memory of Joanne Goodman Sherman, co-owner of Industrial Rivet and Fastener. She began her career part-time in high school and ultimately grew to oversee the entire administrative and operational areas of the 100+ year old business. She was responsible for managing the company’s many brands and copyrights – including the RivetKing® brand – while continuing to offer her rivet and fastener expertise to long-term accounts across the country, and around the world.

Joanne took professional development and continuing education seriously. She was an award-winning member of the NAPW (National Association of Professional Women) and active in Vistage International – a peer-mentoring group for business owners. She believed in the power of education and would have been proud to sponsor women in the fastener industry: who are interested in furthering their fastener education through this channel of E-Learning courses.

Scholarship application submission will fully cover course fees for WIFI Members requesting financial assistance to complete an online course through THORS eLearning Solutions – Online Training Specifically for Manufacturing and the Fastener Industry. THORS will provide courses specifically designed to your industry needs.

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