Category Archives: Education

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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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 was recently expanded to include more information for students, instructors, and members: Students: In addition to job...

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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 2016, Cleveland Community College (CCC) in Shelby, North Carolina received a $25,000 Fluid Power Lab Grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The school is using the funds to purchase proportional valves to upgrade its existing hydraulic trainer and to purchase a new trainer. CCC recently reported that its new and upgraded trainers...

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NFPA News
The 2018 CCEFP Summit, which took place March 7-9 at the University of Kentucky, offered industry and academic attendees an inside look into progress being made in pre-competitive fluid power research, specifically in the areas of mobile applications, noise, vibration, and harshness, as well as human scale and manufacturing applications. Presentations included ten recently funded...

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CCEFP Webinar
The 2018 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00pm Eastern/ 12:00pm CST. Topics will include two of the recently funded research projects: the Four-Quadrant Multi-Fluid Pump/Motor project as well as the Simulation, Rheology and Efficiency of Polymer Enhanced Fluids project. Interested members should sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link. After...

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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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Greenco donates cylinders to tech school
Through its various workforce development programs, NFPA works to connect member companies with local schools that teach fluid power. One way NFPA is helping member companies reach local schools is through facilitating material donations to schools for their fluid power labs and class projects. When the College of Central Florida in Ocala, Florida reached out to...

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NFPA Education Partner Map
Ensuring that schools are teaching students the right skills to be successful in the industry is an important part of filling workforce needs. The new Education Partner Locator on NFPA.com lets you search by country, state, education level (2- and 4-year degrees), and proximity to your location, and then aggregates a list of tech schools...

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