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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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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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Minneapolis Regional Meeting
by Lynn Beyer and Denise Rockhill On April 28th, 40+ NFPA members and guests descended upon the Donaldson Company Global Headquarters in Bloomington, MN to attend the NFPA 2016 Minneapolis Regional Meeting.  The event began with a delicious luncheon hosted by Donaldson and a lively round of introductions and business updates from all attendees. Our...

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There’s no more doubling up on training equipment at Central Community College. A grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has made it possible for the school to purchase additional hydraulic and pneumatic training stations for its mechatronics lab on the Columbus, Nebraska Campus. Now, one student can work at each station instead of having...

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In 2012, the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded $100,000 to Western Michigan University to establish a fluid power laboratory. The lab is being developed in modules, and the first one is now complete. During the 2013 fall semester, 40 students in the IME3840 class used the new lab to study laminar and turbulent flow...

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