Facility Tours Increase Your Company Visibility Among Students

Byline: James Foster, Workforce Program Manager Generating an educated fluid power workforce is a key pillar of NFPA. One of the ways we do that is by connecting educational institutions with NFPA members, who help demonstrate the need for fluid power talent, build awareness about the industry, inspire student interest in the work, and share…

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IFPS Announces New Locations for Certification Training

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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: IFPS is excited to announce that their highly sought-after in-person Hydraulic Specialist Review Training…

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NFPA Members Inspire the Emerging Workforce to Pursue Fluid Power

Byline: James Foster, Workforce Program Manager The end of spring indicates the NFPA’s Fluid Power Action Challenge season is winding down for the academic year. This season has been positively marked by a strong resurgence in event attendance and grant awards. Over $24,000 in grants were awarded to 52 schools who helped more than 3,100 students across…

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Mentors Make the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge a Success

This fall, we have lunched our updated resource center on our How It Work webpage located under the Fluid Power Action Challenge tab on the website. One of the most significant changes you will see on the How It Works pages is that the competition has been divided into two main categories: In-School and Community Competitions. Both sets of competitors have their own set of unique documents based on the designated mechanical kit designs.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Named Grand Champion of the 2023 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge at Danfoss

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was named Grand Champion at the 2023 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competition hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions in Ames, IA, April 26th – 28th. Nine schools competed in four races last week judged by fluid power industry professionals. In addition to the races, students gave presentations on their…

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Meet the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Teams – Part 3

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Byline: Mary Pluta Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, Pascal Society, and Tom Wanke Legacy Fund donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Twenty-three teams from universities around the country are getting ready to participate in the…

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Catching Up With NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winners; 2022 Winner Seeking Fluid Power Internship

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Byline: Haley Nemeth The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six scholarships to students through the Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship awards $30,000 ($7,500 per year for four years) to high school seniors who participate in a VEX, FIRST®, or NRL Robotics Competition Team and use pneumatics in the competition robot. The goal of…

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