Author Archives: Stephanie Scaccianoce

On April 3, a team of four representatives from FORCE America traveled to visit Northglenn High School’s 10th grade engineering class. In partnership with the STEM coordinator and engineering teacher, the FORCE America team was able to incorporate a kit build with various types of platform lifters, cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and excavators in conjunction...

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Industry members and educators work together in a variety of ways to ensure students are learning the skills they need to successfully join the fluid power workforce upon graduation. One member that has been a particularly active collaborator is Price Engineering. Several of Price Engineering’s employees serve on the advisory board and have helped shape...

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Hammond and student
In its ninth year of organizing the Fluid Power Action Challenge, Deltrol Fluid Products engaged 98 teams (totaling about 400 students) from eight schools. In addition to its own event, Deltrol has also helped facilitate other events this year. Bob Hammond in particular has been a strong advocate for this program and also an excellent...

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Daman Products Inc. celebrated its eighth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge by engaging 92 students on 23 teams. The last few years, Daman has been working with Bethel Community College to host the 11 participating schools. In the many years of organizing and sponsoring these events, the students that participated in the earlier years have...

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NFPA member news
In partnership with CareerEdge, Sun Hydraulics is offering internship opportunities to future and present high school graduates. The program will expose high school graduates to high-tech manufacturing skills during a paid three-month summer internship. Besides receiving on-the-job experience, the interns will also discover educational opportunities related to manufacturing. Upon completing the internship, students may be eligible to...

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Master Pneumatic Action Challenge
Last month, Master Pneumatic held their fourth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge for 108 middle school students from the Warren Consolidated School District “Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center (MS)2TC,”  a half-day honors program for students from four middle schools. Master Pneumatic has been partnering with Macomb Community College since the beginning to provide students the...

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HydraForce donates to Wheeling High School lab
Wheeling High School has an Advanced Manufacturing pathway that allows students who are interested in pursuing careers in the industry the opportunity to get engaged as early their freshman year. According to their website, "students who complete this program can earn NIMS Certification, MSSC Safety Certification, receive a National Career Readiness Certificate and participate in...

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In their partnership with Alexandria Technical Community College (ATCC), FORCE America has made a commitment to expand their Fluid Power Action Challenge to engage more students in the hands-on design and build competition. In its third annual event, FORCE America sponsored 20 teams from nine schools, which supported 80 students and reached a new NFPA Challenge...

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Price Engineering routinely invites groups of 10-20 students to their Hartland, Wisconsin facility for interactive, real-life learning experiences. Upon arrival at the facility, students learn what fluid power is, where it's used, and what type of careers are available. As students walk through the manufacturing area, they see a video demonstration of Price Engineering's machines...

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In November, the Workforce Development team exhibited at the National Science Teachers Association area conference in Milwaukee to discuss NFPA's programs with educators. As a result, a middle school teacher from AFC school district in Illinois applied for and received a $500 grant made possible through NFPA's Education and Technology Foundation. Here are some key...

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