I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry.
The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the number of fluid power focused advanced degrees awarded in the United States, with almost half of its graduates going on to work in the fluid power industry.
According to a recent presentation I saw given by the chair of the CCEFP’s Student Leadership Council, Mark credits the frequent presentation requirements of his research work within the CCEFP with preparing him well for the communication and presentation demands of industry. Working as a graduate student on fluid power focused research projects, Mark had plenty of interaction with industry advisors who helped him develop greater insight into the challenges facing industry and the structured solution processes that it uses to tackle them.
Mark is just one of the many new faces in the fluid power industry who is better able to hit the ground running because of his research and education experiences within the CCEFP.
Want to learn more? Visit www.ccefp.org.
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