Category Archives: Workforce Development

Master Pneumatic Fluid Power Action Challenge
Master Pneumatic held its fifth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Macomb Community College this spring. While Master Pneumatic welcomed a new middle school, Detroit Waldorf, to compete this year, Warren Consolidated school district has been participating since the beginning. The director of MMSTC, (MS)2TC, MSVPA, and Special Programs for Warren Consolidated had this to...

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NFPA is building resources for students at all grade levels to be educated in fluid power and working to connect these students to NFPA industry members for career information and jobs. Most recently, we have begun helping support fluid power clubs at universities in order for engineering students to explore fluid power in greater depth...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On May 13, I attended a dedication event for the new Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Motion Control Lab. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation supported the project by giving MSOE a $97,000 Lab Grant in 2013, which they used to rebuild and upgrade the existing lab to reflect...

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After this year's NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, the Director of Senior Design at Cleveland State University (CSU) followed up to share that out of the 75 projects on display at Cleveland State's 2019 Senior Design Symposium and poster competition, this year's Cleveland State Vehicle Challenge team won! Seven industry reps representing each of the...

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Through NFPA’s new Speaker’s Bureau program, volunteers from member companies are going to universities to talk to students in fluid power, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, and other related programs about careers available in the fluid power industry. It’s all part of NFPA’s efforts to help increase the number of technical college and university students educated in...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $500 per year to middle and high schools to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatic instruction that introduces students to fluid power technology and career options. One teacher used grant funds to present to fifteen middle school teachers at the 2018 Institute for Career and...

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The Vehicle Challenge has had another successful run — this year in Littleton, Colorado, hosted by Bimba, a part of IMI Precision Engineering, on April 11 and 12. Fifteen university teams from around the United States participated. And a huge snowstorm couldn't stop any of them from getting to Colorado to compete. The Vehicle Challenge...

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CCEFP Summit
The next CCEFP Summit will take place at the Maha Fluid Power Research Center at Purdue University, June 4 - 6, 2019, in honor of Prof. Monika Ivantysynova. The program features the latest developments in fluid power research projects, including projects awarded research supplements from the NFPA Foundation in 2018. Topics include pumps and motors,...

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Since 1960, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge for thousands of fluid power professionals, making it the industry standard for fluid power and motion controls industry certifications. Holding a certification and encouraging your employees to as well can: Help increase your own as well...

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Collaboration
If your company has more than one location, send us your company's additional location information to ensure you don't miss out on valuable opportunities. NFPA is often contacted by fluid power programs at schools around the country looking for mentors and career development resources for their students. However, in many cases, we have no database...

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