Pascal Donors Help Students Succeed in Fast Track/FAMTEN Fluid Power Pathway Program

Programs like the Fast Track/FAMTEN 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. NFPA’s Fast Track/FAMTEN program currently has two technical school hub community sites. This year we launched the second hub at Triton College in…

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Fast Track to Fluid Power Hub Hosts 140 Students in Action Challenge

Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge and 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. After weeks of prototyping and preparation, 140 students came together at Triton College to…

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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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NFPA Receives Best Practices Award for Work on Fast Track to Fluid Power/FAMTEN

Programs like the Fast Track to Fluid Power/FAMTEN are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  NFPA, Deltrol Fluid Products, QCC, and Triton College in Illinois received a Best Practices award from the Des Plaines Valley Region (DVR) Education for Employment…

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FAMTEN Training Successfully Connects NFPA Members to High School Teachers

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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FAMTEN = Bringing New Talent to NFPA Members

NFPA FAMTEN Network

    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO As we approach a new year, many NFPA members are putting together their business plans for their next fiscal year. That makes it a great time for me to remind everyone of a new program in NFPA’s fluid power workforce development initiative, and to ask interested members to…

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NFPA Applies for Federal Funding to Support Fluid Power Technical Education

NFPA member news

    by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO In early October 2016, NFPA submitted an application to the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support fluid power technical education in the United States. The resulting program, should our application be approved, will be called FAMTEN (formerly described as FAMTEC), the…

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