Schmalz, Inc. Champions the NFPA Student Career Connections Program

Schmalz, Inc. in North Carolina is currently visiting local 11th graders to promote a four-year apprentice program that leads to an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Wake Technical College. They plan to do several open houses during the winter months for interested high school students so they can sign apprentices up for this four-year program.…

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3,623 Students Introduced to Fluid Power in 2016

NFPA workforce programs, such as the Fluid Power Action Challenge, fluid power classroom activities, and Student Career Connection events taught a total of 3,623 students about fluid power in 2016. With the help of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, we were able to help more schools participate in the challenges, bring fluid power to their…

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Jerling Junior High School Holds First Fluid Power Action Challenge

Fluid Power Action Challenge

Thank You Sponsors! Jerling Junior High School, after being awarded with an NFPA Grant of $1,400, organized and hosted their first Fluid Power Action Challenge within their school in Orland Park, Illinois. The Workshop and Challenge Days were held at the Orland Park Civic Center with the help of Orland Park’s Mayor, Dan McLaughlin. Other…

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NFPA Member Companies Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2016

In the beginning of October, the US celebrated Manufacturing Day nationwide. Every year, Manufacturing Day celebrations include manufacturers and distributors opening their doors to host students who have an interest in learning more about careers in the different industries. This year, NFPA member company and educational partner events across the country reached more than 500 students…

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MSOE Holds Ninth Fluid Power Action Challenge

Fluid Power Action Challenges continue to be a popular tradition for some of our educational partners and committed company members. Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) successfully organized and ran their 2016 Fluid Power Action Challenge on November 7.  This was MSOE’s 9th challenge! This year they had 41 teams competing, which added up to about…

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Fluid Power Action Challenge: Connect to Future Industry Talent

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge has proven to be an effective way to introduce middle school students to fluid power as a potential career. And the program is growing. This year we have added two *NEW* Fluid Power Action Challenges in Austell and Fayetteville, Georgia. Both Challenges are open to the public and fully organized…

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Grants Continue to Help More Students Learn About Fluid Power

NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants continue to help schools bring fluid power educational opportunities to their students. We gave approximately 37 grants to 37 different schools during the 2015-16 school year, which impacted 2,403 students across the nation. These grants were provided to schools interested in bringing fluid power to their classrooms through fluid…

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NFPA Student Career Connections…

…Another way to reach out to the industry leaders of tomorrow! This two-year-old program strives to make connections between students and the fluid power industry by opening the doors of local fluid power companies to students interested in learning more about how the fluid power industry functions. Student Career Connections is an entirely FREE program and can…

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