You’re Invited: Engage with Prospective and Graduate Engineers at Purdue University

Last semester, NFPA sponsored two unique types of events at Purdue University. The first was a two session dinner series designed for admitted Black students and their families to connect with current students, alumni, and faculty from Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and envision themselves as Polytechnic students. Purdue shared with the families the next steps to…

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Fluid Power Connects: Creating Access and Opportunity with Intention

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization, that is dedicated to meeting the fluid power industry’s workforce development need. Together, with the corporate leaders serving on our Board of Directors, we have long recognized the value that a diverse workforce brings in terms of increased productivity, creativity, and access to new…

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IFPS Releases Second Edition of the Fluid Power Reference Handbook

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) recently announced the release of a second edition Fluid Power Reference Handbook, a resource for hydraulic, pneumatic and motion control professionals.  The book also act as a resource for people becoming certified and re-certified through the IFPS. These certifications cover industrial hydraulics, mobile hydraulics, and pneumatics at the specialist,…

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IFPS Announces Fluid Power Math Workshop and Other Web Seminars

  Since 1960, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge for thousands of fluid power professionals, making it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion control industries. Having a certified workforce can: Help increase your company’s credibility Ensure your employees are all fully…

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Now Announcing: Workforce Engagement Groups

A critical pillar of the NFPA’s mission is to develop an educated fluid power workforce and connect students to careers in the industry. In support of this mission, we are launching four state-specific Workforce Engagement Groups – one each in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. The purpose of these groups is to bring your company…

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2022 Fluid Power Professional’s Day Photo Contest Open

The 2022 Fluid Power Professional’s Day Photo Contest is officially open. This annual contest is run by the International Fluid Power Society and the deadline for submissions is June 5. Participants should post a fluid power inspired photo to Facebook and/or Instagram with the hashtag #ifpscoolpics. There will be three winners. The prize will be a free IFPS…

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IFPS Publishes Employer Resource for Certifications

Since 1960, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge for thousands of fluid power professionals, making it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion control industries. Having a certified workforce can: Help increase your company’s credibility Ensure your employees are all fully trained…

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Recruit Students at Purdue’s 2022 Maha Fluid Power Conference

On May 17-19, Purdue University’s Maha Fluid Power Research Center is hosting its 2022 Maha Fluid Power Conference. The goal of the conference is to network, exchange ideas, and present the recent research trends in fluid power and related applications. The conference program includes technical presentations, keynote lectures, and a half day optional hands-on workshop. The conference…

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Last Chance: Nominations to Fluid Power Hall of Fame Due April 15

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) is accepting nominations for this year’s Fluid Power Hall of Fame in recognition of individuals – innovators, researchers, application engineers, educators, as well as sales and service personnel – who have made significant, lifetime contributions to the fluid power industry. Nominations for 2022 will be accepted until April 15,…

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