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Thanks to a generous grant from the Friese Foundation, the NGA opened up the online learning portal,, to the entire industry during May. On behalf of NGA and the hundreds of industry companies who received free online training, thank you!


NGA wants to help glass and glazing companies come out stronger after the COVID-19 crisis and partnered with the Friese Foundation to offer all courses to the entire industry for free earlier this month. 

Formed by industry veteran Donald Friese, the Friese Foundation is committed to supporting the glass and glazing community through education. “Businesses are hurting now,” says Mr. Friese. “We have an opportunity, and more importantly the responsibility, to help companies continue to grow and invest in themselves and their people even during these times of economic hardship. Nothing is more important than investing in our industry.” offers courses for contract glaziers, full-service glass companies, glass and metal fabricators, customer service and sales reps,
and business owners that are designed to complement—and shorten—companies’ hands-on training. The full training curriculum for glaziers and glass installers includes approximately 24 hours of training and is valued at $600.  

“NGA exists to help its members improve and the industry to prosper in good times and bad,” says NGA President & CEO Nicole Harris. “Online employee training is a great way to invest in employees while preparing for the future. Providing all courses at no cost to the industry would not be possible without the Friese Foundation’s inspiration and generous financial support, and we are very grateful for that.” 

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