Author Archives: Carrie Tatman Schwartz

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Thomas Wallace. He is continuing his studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. We asked Thomas about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this Fluid Power...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Allison Potts. She is continuing her studies at the College of Central Florida, pursuing an A.S. degree in the Advanced Manufacturing Specialization. We asked Allison about winning the scholarship . ....

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As part of our strategic agenda, NFPA helps increase the number of technically trained people and connects them to careers in the fluid power industry. One way to make that connection is through the NFPA Careers website, which includes information for students, instructors, and members.  Students: In addition to job openings from supporting companies,* students...

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As part of our efforts to get the next generation familiar with and interested in careers in the fluid power industry, NFPA is launching a new Speakers Bureau program. We’re looking for industry people to go to local universities and talk to students about career possibilities in fluid power. Making an impact is easy. NFPA...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Robert German. He is continuing his studies at Norco College in Norco, California and is enrolled in the Accelerated Certificate Employment (ACE) Industrial Automation program. We asked Robert about winning the...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Christian Worner. He is attending Minnesota State University in Mankato this fall, pursuing a B.S. degree in Automotive Engineering Technology. We asked Christian about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Brendon Eminger. Brendon received the Robert Mackey Memorial Award and will attend Arkansas State University this fall. We asked Brendon about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning this Fluid Power Scholarship mean to you?...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to thirteen students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. A minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, 500-word essay, and two letters of recommendation were required from each applicant. The Foundation’s goal is to help individuals enrolled in high schools, technical colleges, and universities pursue their interests...

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On April 26 and 27, I had the opportunity to attend the 2018 Minnesota Skills Competition, Career Fair, and Mega-Tech Event at Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The Minnesota Fluid Power Skills Competition is an annual event of the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) Chapter 5. The students who participated came from four...

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NFPA has various workforce development programs that help connect NFPA member companies with schools that teach fluid power to not only ensure curriculum thoroughly trains students in fluid power skills and concepts, but also to help members get better access to the future workforce. As part of these efforts, we encourage members to make material donations...

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