Recruiting and Networking

The following events are targeted, fluid power recruitment and networking events that are conducted virtually or on school campuses, exclusively for NFPA members.

Upcoming Workforce Events

Workforce Engagement Group sessions serve as a forum to discuss activities and opportunities designed to connect NFPA members with the Fast Track to Fluid Power and Power Partner programs. Both programs create awareness and attention to fluid power education at 2- year and 4- year institutions and gives participating members increased visibility to emerging talent in their region and provides recruitment opportunities to more successfully interact with students interested in careers in our industry.

WIsconsin Workforce Engagement Group Meeting & MSOE Fluid Power Club Connection Event

The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge supports the education of next generation engineers by exposing them to the design challenges associated with a fluid powered vehicle, and teaching them the value of fluid power components, circuits, and systems. In addition, the program provides these students with first-hand experience in working as an engineering team on a timeline to design, simulate, build, test, qualify, and compete with their concepts. Two separate competitive events are held each cycle, ensuring that students from over 20 universities can participate and more NFPA Foundation donors can connect with these students.

2023-24 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

April 10-12, 2024 - Norgren in Littleton, CO

April 24-26, 2024 at Danfoss Power Solutions in Ames, IA.

Industry Connection Events bring NFPA members to college campuses that are involved with our Power Partner program. These events allow you to showcase your company, highlight internships and job opportunities and network with students that are learning fluid power or interested in pursuing it as a career path. Students majoring in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Agricultural Engineering, and more are invited to attend.

Join the Conversation: NIU's Exclusive Meeting with Department Heads

September 27, 2023

Northern Illinois University, West Lafayette, IN | 9:30a-1:00p CST

Campus Tour and  Breakout Session of Company Presentations followed by Casual Reception 

October 18, 2023

Iowa State University | 2-6:00p CST

Reverse Career Fair

Novemeber 15, 2023

Murray State University

Career Fair Style Event with Tech Talk and Dinner
Reception with Students

October 4 & 5, 2023

North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University | 9a-3p EST

Reception | 6-7:30p EST on 10/4 only.

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Networking Mixer

Novemeber 3, 2023

Virtual Delivery | 1-3p CST