NFPA Members Inspire the Emerging Workforce to Pursue Fluid Power

Byline: James Foster, Workforce Program Manager The end of spring indicates the NFPA’s Fluid Power Action Challenge season is winding down for the academic year. This season has been positively marked by a strong resurgence in event attendance and grant awards. Over $24,000 in grants were awarded to 52 schools who helped more than 3,100 students across…

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Fluid Power Forum Discusses the Lasting Impact of the Fluid Power Action Challenge

Episode 55 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Heidi Kent of Ashby Public School in Minnesota. Listen below to hear about the process for competing in an NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge and learn how companies in the industry can participate. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people,…

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Fast Track Fluid Power Action Challenge Underway in Illinois

Programs like the Fast Track to Fluid Power 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. Last month, Deltrol Fluid Products began its 11th annual Fluid Power Action Challenge in River Grove, Illinois.…

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Action Challenge Grant Helps Promote In-Demand Careers

Action Challenge

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants of up to $500 per year to middle and high schools to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatic instruction that introduces students to fluid power technology and career options. Schools can apply for these grants annually, and they can be used either for classroom activities or to help…

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Wojanis Action Challenge Featured in Manufacturing Video

Fluid Power Action Challenge at Wojanis

In spring, Wojanis Supply Company sponsored a Fluid Power Action Challenge in Pennsylvania, which hosted 33 teams and 132 students. The event caught the attention of The Sprout Fund, a nonprofit organization supporting innovative ideas and grassroots community projects that are catalyzing change in Pittsburgh. The Sprout Fund featured the Fluid Power Action Challenge in their Make to…

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