Did You Know? Investments in New Fluid Power Education and Training Resources Are Needed

Eric Lanke NFPA CEO

 

by Eric Lanke
NFPA CEO

Map of Education and Training NeedFluid power and the industries it serves depend on a highly-educated workforce. Many states, however, have no fluid power teaching labs at any of their 2-year and 4-year colleges, and several states with high numbers of fluid power and fluid power dependent employers have the fewest number of labs per employer. Investments in new education and training resources are needed.

These and other facts can be found in the 2014 Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry published by the National Fluid Power Association. The report reviews both the size and economic impact of the industry, as well as explores the energy consumption, best practices and current R&D directions of fluid power technology. Copies of the report can be downloaded from the NFPA website at: https://www.nfpa.com/fluidpower/annual-report-on-fluidpower-industry.aspx

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