Tag Archives: workforce development

March 1 FPIC Seminar
On March 1, the Milwaukee School of Engineering hosted the latest Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar in Milwaukee. As a partner organization, a large number of NFPA members attended at no charge. The presentation content focused on recent developments in the electrification of fluid power systems, across the entire landscape, from mobile hydraulics, to...

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Bill Day of Womack
One thing that gets the NFPA workforce development staff excited is when we can connect our members to innovative students. The more NFPA members can meet with students and share their experiences and all of the opportunities that are available in the fluid power industry, the closer we get to helping solve the workforce shortage....

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The Fluid Power Action Challenge is a design and build competition where students learn about hydraulic and pneumatic technologies, their real-world applications, engineering challenges, and fluid power careers. Here are the latest milestones in this nationwide, industry-driven educational program. During the fall semester, Deltrol Fluid Products hosted its 10th annual Fluid Power Action Challenge! It...

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Strategic Planning
NFPA’s workforce development programs work to get more students at all levels interested in fluid power. Just recently, NFPA member companies and staff developed a university-level curriculum resource to help get more university students already in mechanical engineering programs interested in pursuing fluid power education and careers. The resource is available at NFPA.com, along with the...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Connor Parrish. He is working on a Mechanical Engineering Technology degree at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. We asked Connor about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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Heroes MAKE America in Fort Hood
As a sponsor of The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes Make America (HMA) program, the National Fluid Power Association and its members are invited to the upcoming HMA Networking Event. Event Details: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (lunch will be provided) Washburn Institute of Technology 5724 Huntoon Street Topeka, KS Heroes MAKE America is...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, James Gile. He is working on an Associate degree in Diesel Technology at Rosedale Technical College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We asked James about winning the scholarship . . . What does winning...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here's one of the winners, Joshua Plunkett. He is working on an Associate of Applied Science degree in Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology and a second degree in Industrial Technology at Ivy Tech Community College in...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The 15 university teams competing in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge recently completed their Design and Specification Midway Reviews. These are webinar presentations prepared and put on by students and scored by industry judges. Students are evaluated on criteria such as their vehicle design and objectives, fluid power circuit, and selection of hardware. This gives judges...

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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 most recent list of chosen communities now includes four new states: Michigan Montana...

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