See the Excitement Firsthand – Fall Fluid Power Challenge Dates Announced

NFPA started the Fluid Power Challenge in 2008 with three teams. Today we have fourteen Fluid Power Challenge events with over 1,300 students participating each year. And we continue to grow. Please come out and see these middle school students in action. The excitement is contagious and what they are learning about fluid power, and life skills, is truly amazing. Dedication, perseverance, collaboration, teamwork and lots of fun is what you will witness. We would love for you to be a part of this.

If you would like to witness, help judge or make a donation to any one of these great events, please contact me at or 414-778-3364.

These are the upcoming events so far, please check the NFPA website for new events/times, locations:

Caterpillar Inc. (Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL)
Workshop day: Friday, September 25, 2015
Challenge day: Friday, November 13, 2015
Contact: Mark Landers:

Deltrol Fluid Products (Harper College in Palatine, IL)
Workshop days: Friday, September 11 & September 18, 2015
Challenge days: Friday, October 16 & October 30, 2015
Contact: Bob Hammond:

Daman Products Company Inc. (Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, IN)
Workshop days: Thursday, October 8 & Friday, October 9, 2015
Challenge day: Friday, December 4, 2015
Contact: Sonia Cook:

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE in Milwaukee, WI)
Workshop day: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Challenge day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Contact: Codi Alger:

Alexandria Technical College/FORCE America (in Alexandria, MN)
Workshop day: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Challenge day: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Contact: Carrie Hanson:

Wojanis Supply Co., Inc. (Carpenters Training Center in Pittsburgh, PA) Allegheny County
Workshop Day – Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Challenge Day – Friday, April 1, 2016
Contact: Christine Simcic:

Pennsylvania State Business Education Fund (Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus in Lemont Furnace, PA) Fayette County
Workshop Day – Friday, September 25, 2015
Challenge Day – Thursday, November 12, 2015
Contact: Stacy Dranikoski:


Find out more about the Fluid Power Challenge in the video below:

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Thank you for your support of workforce programs and helping to get more students interested in fluid power.

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