Tag Archives: careers

I have heard from many NFPA members that in addition to looking for candidates to fill fluid power positions at their company, they are also always looking for people to fill general manufacturing jobs. Because of this, I have been working to connect with contacts from other trade associations that could fill that need. This...

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NFPA’s Careers Site, which is an exclusive benefit to Pascal Society donors, offers an additional way for companies to get in front of potential applicants educated in fluid power. The site is frequently promoted to our education partners and program participants, such as the students involved in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, as a way...

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Power Partner logo
Programs like the NFPA University Power Partner 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. NFPA’s first-ever Power Partner is Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university teaches fluid power at both undergraduate and...

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Programs like the Fast Track to Fluid Power (formerly FAMTEN) 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. NFPA's workforce development programs are designed to introduce students to fluid power and connect them to fluid power careers...

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QCC internship program
Programs like the Fast Track to Fluid Power/FAMTEN are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  A few weeks ago, I presented on NFPA's Fast Track to Fluid Power/FAMTEN at the Des Plaines Valley Region (DVR) Education for Employment district...

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Collaboration
One of the goals NFPA works to accomplish with our workforce programs is to connect students in our educational programs to careers in the fluid power industry at NFPA member companies. It's always great to hear the success stories! NFPA member, Jim Kaas, of Iowa Fluid Power (IFP), recently hired two students that he met through...

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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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As part of our strategic agenda, NFPA helps increase the number of technically trained people and connects them to careers in the fluid power industry. One way to make that connection is through the NFPA Careers website, which includes information for students, instructors, and members.  Students: In addition to job openings from supporting companies,* students...

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NFPA News
NFPA Members Given Priority Access to Candidates for Production Floor Jobs   By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s key objectives is to increase the number of people educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. Much of our focus in this area has been on the development...

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FORCE America Career Exploration Day
In May, FORCE America helped sponsor the 4th Annual Career Exploration Day for local students from Northfield Public Schools in Minnesota while providing the opportunity for them to learn about different career areas. This year, they combined the career fair with the Career Exploration Day, resulting in more high school participation. Around 650 middle school students...

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