Category Archives: Workforce Development

Dura-Bar launched its first Fluid Power Action Challenge at McHenry County College this year and joined the community of Action Challenge Champions. With support from Alro Steel, three schools and 17 teams competed in the Challenge, coming in at a total of 66 students participating. The students attended Workshop Day on October 18th, 2019 to...

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NFPA News
The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) recently announced the release of a new Fluid Power Reference Handbook, a resource for hydraulic, pneumatic and motion control professionals. This handbook not only helps current professionals but also future fluid power professionals. The resource will be provided to student teams that participate in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge...

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Programs like the Power Partner University Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. Fluid Power Careers Information Session April 2, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM Purdue University 610 Purdue...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge final Design and Specification Midway Reviews are coming up in the next few...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. I recently caught up with Noah Santoni, the 2019 NFPA Robotics Challenge winner. Noah won the $40,000 scholarship ($10,000 per...

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Caterpillar and Joliet Junior College Action Challenge 2019 Champions Immaculate Conception Overall Winning Team
Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. After learning about fluid power and the Challenge scenario on Workshop Day in September, student teams spent several...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation will begin accepting applications on January 6, 2020 for $2,000 scholarships available to twelve students...

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Collaboration
NFPA’s partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute continues to provide resumes of program graduates, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to work in designated communities around the country. The following states have an updated candidate list: Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. High school students recently came together at Disney to compete in the Fluid Power Action Challenge sponsored by the...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Design and Specification Midway Reviews are underway this December and January. The reviews...

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