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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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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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Collaboration
When it comes to fluid power, not all engineering degree programs are created equal. Some programs may offer multiple courses dedicated to fluid power technology, which others may include a chapter or two about fluid power in a general engineering class. But what should "teaching fluid power" mean in a university setting? Last year at...

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NFPA Cleveland Regional Meeting
We are on our way to Cleveland! Registration is now open for the NFPA 2018 Cleveland Regional Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 8. The meeting will again be held over lunch at the City Club in downtown Cleveland. This historic venue perfectly sets the stage for the networking NFPA Regional Meetings provide. In addition, this...

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On June 26 and 27, six high school teachers from four local high schools attended the FAMTEN (Fluid Power and Applied Mechatronics Training and Employment Network) high school teacher training held at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin. Four local NFPA member companies attended the training and/or the networking lunch to connect with the teachers. The...

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STEM education
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   At the NFPA Board of Directors meeting in February, Board and Strategic Task Force members participated in an exercise to create a view of the fluid power industry five years in the future. The purpose of the exercise was to identify a set of key factors likely to...

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