Programs like the Fast Track to Fluid Power are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.
NFPA members and educator partners in Wisconsin continue to stay engaged in NFPA’s Fast Track to Fluid Power program.
I had the opportunity to join the Palmyra/Eagle High School SkillsUSA team for a tour at one of NFPA’s members and Fast Track partners, Husco International. Palmyra/Eagle High SkillsUSA team had a chance to tour Husco’s Corporate Headquarters in Waukesha. The SkillsUSA team was able to connect with Husco engineers, learn about some of the projects their engineers were working on and get first-hand experience in some of the technology in the manufacturing industry; they also were able to learn about the Husco Scholars Program and participate in a technical challenge.
Palmyra/Eagle High School is one of the area high schools that feed into NFPA Fast Track hub at Waukesha County Technical College Palmyra/Eagle High School has a diverse curriculum, and its course catalog offers more than sixteen career pathway clusters, including business management, engineering, marketing, and agriculture. The high school offers students the following engineering courses: Metals, Welding, CADD Design, Power, Energy, Transportation, Robotics, Woodworking which will eventually create a pipeline of students interested in fluid power.
Husco International is a privately owned company specializing in hydraulic and electro-mechanical control systems for automotive and off-highway equipment. You can find Husco technology in vehicles and off-highway equipment worldwide, such as Ford, Volkswagen, Caterpillar, and John Deere. Husco offers graduating high school seniors the opportunity to participate in their internships and co-op program. Husco’s internship programs last twelve weeks, and their co-ops range from six months to twelve months. Husco offers its interns and scholars a wide range of pathways opportunities in engineering, supply chain, and administrative positions.
Wisconsin NFPA members who would like to get involved and host students at their site can contact NFPA Workforce Program Manager Eric Pannell at email@example.com or 414-778-3364.
Megan Tian of Lake Oswego, OR is the winner of the 2023 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship program received strong applications from students across the country who used pneumatics in robotics competitions. The NFPA member judges who interviewed Megan were impressed by her understanding of pneumatics, leadership skills, and involvement in her community. Megan will…
The academic year is underway, and we have been reconnecting with our education partners in our Power Partner and Fast Track programs about the best opportunities to recruit students pursing fluid power education tracks and careers in the industry. With our Power Partners, we are hosting a series of industry connection events and inviting underclassmen,…
NFPA member companies span the spectrum of the fluid power industry. This series features the short company profile of an NFPA member as a way to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is: Scott Industrial Systems, Inc. Scott Industrial Systems is a full line fluid power distributor with headquarters in Dayton, OH.…