Help to Grow the Fluid Power Workforce This Giving Season

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation’s workforce development programs are made possible through the generous contributions of NFPA member companies and friends. Your donation will help us build on the success of our current programs. Consider this:

CAT & JJC Fluid Power Action Challenge

  • 26,000+ students have participated in Action Challenge events and classroom activities
  • 78 scholarships awarded to students at technical colleges and universities
  • 42 research supplements awarded to advance fluid power research
  • 110 engineering students involved with Fluid Power Clubs at 15 universities
  • 23 university teams participated in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge in 2022-23

Because of this support, more young people are aware of the fluid power industry, and more technical college and university students graduate with specific training in fluid power. Partnerships between these schools and our industry members are increasing access to talented candidates around the country.

You can learn more, and make a donation, on our Foundation’s website or contact Eric Lanke at

The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge strives to promote original thinking in a competitive setting by combining two technology platforms that are not normally associated with one another—human-powered vehicles and fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics). Industry members get involved as mentors, judges, sponsors and other volunteers for this event. Watch this video to learn more.

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