Category Archives: Workforce Development

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs across the country. While NFPA has awarded various grants over the years, the University Fluid Power Grant Program is specifically designed to provide funding to faculty to implement new and/or add more fluid power courses and content to their...

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Fluid Power Action Challenge
During the first half of the 2019-2020 school year; NFPA saw strong growth in student engagement for the Action Challenge program in addition to growing industry participation in the program. The program’s growth slowed going into the second half of the school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but thanks to some innovative ideas from...

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NFPA’s Careers Site, which is an exclusive benefit to Pascal Society donors, offers an additional way for companies to get in front of potential applicants educated in fluid power. The site is frequently promoted to our education partners and program participants, such as the students involved in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, as a way...

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge was developed for middle school students to increase awareness of fluid power technology and to promote critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills. This fun and engaging event allows students to learn the engineering design process and see their fluid power machines come to life when they meet to compete against...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to fourteen students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. A minimum GPA...

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Programs like the Fast Track/FAMTEN program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. NFPA's Fast Track/FAMTEN program currently has two technical school hub community sites. This year we launched the second hub at Triton College in...

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Collaboration
NFPA continues to sponsor The Manufacturing Institute’s (MI) program called Heroes MAKE America (HMA), which offers industry training designed to help our nation’s service members transition into manufacturing careers. HMA has moved to a remote learning environment to continue to support our military community and is preparing for this be the standard as they begin...

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In addition to the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge teams working under a strict timeline of designing, simulating, ordering, building and demonstrating their designs, the participants exhibited qualities of leadership, communication and adaptability as we worked together to move the competition to a virtual format. While this year’s program has already resulted in interviews and new...

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Programs like the NFPA Speakers Bureau are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The goal of all of our workforce programs is to help increase the number of technical college and university students educated in fluid power...

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Programs like the NFPA University Power Partner Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. NFPA’s first-ever Power Partner is Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university teaches fluid power at both undergraduate and...

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