Tag Archives: workforce

    NFPA Board Meets, Sets Strategic Vision for the Future by Ray Chambers, Chairman, CEO & President, Muncie Power Products As has been necessary for many other successful organizations, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat in June 2020 virtually, connecting over a series of online meetings to both review NFPA’s...

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Purdue University
Episode 25 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features José Garcia Bravo of Purdue University who explains the benefits of the Power Partner designation and the impact it’s had on the Purdue campus. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward....

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A Look at a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner's First Year of College
Episode 20 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode explores the unique experiences of NFPA Fluid Power Scholarship winner Trevor Burke, a mechanical engineering student at Southern Methodist University. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New episodes will be released...

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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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Programs like the Fluid Power Clubs are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  The NFPA Technology and Education Foundation has launched a new program to support Fluid Power Clubs on university campuses. The goal of the clubs is to get...

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NFPA has launched its new Power Partner program, an annual recognition program designed to showcase a university that actively participates in all NFPA fluid power educational programs. With the help of NFPA members, resources for university faculty have been developed to support fluid power education growth at their institutions. The major objective for this program...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs that train the next generation of the fluid power workforce. To help get more university graduates educated in fluid power, the new University Grant is designed to provide funding to faculty to add more fluid power curricula to their undergraduate mechanical...

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NFPA's workforce development programs provide a number of opportunities for NFPA member companies to connect with their future workforce. Through NFPA’s Speaker’s Bureau program, volunteers from member companies go to university engineering classrooms to talk to students about careers in fluid power. This spring, three managers from Kaman Fluid Power visited the Intro to Fluid...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
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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Detroit Regional Meeting
Over 40 fluid power professionals, as well as a few students, met over lunch this year for the 2019 Minneapolis Regional Meeting, which was hosted at the Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park Campus. This year’s featured speakers were John Stenz, CEO, and Karen Friary, PHR, both of NFPA member company, FORCE America. John and Karen’s...

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