Fluid Power Action Challenge: Connect to Future Industry Talent

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge has proven to be an effective way to introduce middle school students to fluid power as a potential career. And the program is growing. This year we have added two *NEW* Fluid Power Action Challenges in Austell and Fayetteville, Georgia. Both Challenges are open to the public and fully organized by the schools.

The NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge can be held as an event competition at middle schools, high schools, tech schools, universities or fluid power companies, or even as part of a class. It gets students excited to use engineering concepts by asking teams design and build a mechanism that uses fluid power to move small objects from one location to another. Over the course of several weeks, they learn about fluid power and have the opportunity to experiment with the Challenge materials before competing against other teams in a timed event.

None of this would be possible without the help of industry professionals. By getting involved, you can share your expertise with students, promote the fluid power industry as a career, promote your company, give back to the community, and discover potential leaders and interns. NFPA offers multiple resources to assist you! In addition, we have a diverse and experienced group of challenge organizers who can serve as your mentors.

Find more information about hosting a Challenge and connecting to a local school here: https://nfpahub.com/fpc/action-challenge/getting-started/event-overview/.

You also have the option to support a local Challenge as a volunteer judge or by sponsoring. Find a Challenge in your area!

For more information on this and other Workforce opportunities, please contact Arlen Garcia at agarcia@nfpa.com.

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