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Universities with strong fluid power programs and deep connections to the industry have the opportunity to become one of NFPA’s Power Partner Universities. This program connects students to the events and resources they need to pursue a career in fluid power through the support of NFPA, member companies and their university. Purdue University, the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Iowa State University are the program’s first three participating schools.
To be a Power Partner University, a school must meet the following criteria:
- Host a Meet the Students/Industry Connection Event
- Participate in the Speaker’s Bureau program
- Participate in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
- Have a Fluid Power Club
- Teach the nine core fluid power competencies
Given their demonstrated commitment to fluid power education, students from these schools make excellent candidates for open positions. Consider attending a future Meet the Students/Industry Connection event at one of these Power Partner Universities or participating in NFPA’s Speaker’s Bureau to get your company’s name in front of these talented students. Please reach out to Mary Pluta at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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