Category Archives: Workforce Development

NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently announced NFPA’s new partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute. Under this partnership, NFPA members will be given preferential access to candidates in the program, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to work...

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NFPA consistently works to increase the number of technical college and university students educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. In the university arena, we have the Vehicle Challenge, which challenges college students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics. The program, which runs from September through April, culminates...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Last week I announced NFPA’s new partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute. Under this partnership, NFPA members will be given preferential access to candidates in the program, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to...

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MFG Day
Let NFPA help by putting you in touch with educators or by helping to promote your event. NFPA recently registered for the second year in a row to endorse Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day). This year's MFG Day is right around the corner on Friday, October 5. By engaging in this program, members can share their expertise with...

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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 News
NFPA Members Given Preferential Access to Candidates for Production Floor Jobs   By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s key objectives is to increase the number of people educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. Much of our focus in this area has been on the development...

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Collaboration
Send us your affiliate branch information by Friday, September 28 for the chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card. NFPA is often contacted by fluid power programs at schools around the country looking for mentors and career development resources for their students. However, in many cases, we have no database record of an NFPA member in...

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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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Fluid Power Action Challenge
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Board of Directors met the week of June 18, 2018 for its annual strategic retreat. There they reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2017-18 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to share with our membership some of those successes, especially those associated with...

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FORCE America Career Exploration Day
In May, FORCE America helped sponsor the 4th Annual Career Exploration Day for local students from Northfield Public Schools in Minnesota while providing the opportunity for them to learn about different career areas. This year, they combined the career fair with the Career Exploration Day, resulting in more high school participation. Around 650 middle school students...

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