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Heroes MAKE America in Fort Hood
As a sponsor of The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes Make America (HMA) program, the National Fluid Power Association and its members are invited to the HMA Fort Riley Networking Event on February 6, 2019. Heroes MAKE America is a 10-week career skills training program that arms transitioning service members with the industry-specific skills and certifications necessary to...

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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, Brandon Waltz. He is enrolled in the Mechatronics AAS Program at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls, Minnesota. We asked Brandon about winning the scholarship . . ....

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CCEFP Webinar
The 2018-19 CCEFP Webinar Series is underway and covers a number of fluid power research projects supported by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Research Supplements. The next episode, taking place January 23 at 12 pm CST, will feature the State of the CCEFP, presented by CCEFP Director Prof. Zongxuan Sun at the University of Minnesota. The...

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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, Katherine Larson. She is working on a double major in Industrial Technology and Agricultural Systems Technology, as well as a Safety Certification, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. We asked...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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Collaboration
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO NFPA’s partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute continues to provide resumes of program graduates, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to work in designated communities around the country. The most recent list of HMA...

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FAMTEN
The Fluid Power and Applied Mechatronics Training and Employment Network (FAMTEN) is a new fluid power workforce development pathway that creates strong connections between local technical colleges, industry partners, and high school teachers. NFPA's first FAMTEN Hub School is Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The pathway covers multiple education levels in the...

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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, Michael Kaestel. He is attending SUNY Cobleskill in Cobleskill, New York, pursuing a bachelor's degree in agricultural equipment technology. We asked Michael about winning the scholarship . . . What does...

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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, Ivan Karpich. He is the recipient of the Raymond F. Hanley Memorial Award and is attending the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis to pursue a mechanical engineering degree. We asked Ivan...

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Heroes MAKE America in Fort Hood
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Special thanks go out this week to the representatives of FORCE America, Hydraquip, and Womack Machine Supply, the three member companies that joined me on a trip to Fort Hood, Texas to present careers in the fluid power industry to a graduating class of soon-to-be ex-soldiers in the...

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