NFPA Commits to Growing University Fluid Power Programs

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is committed to supporting university fluid power education and programs across the country. While NFPA has awarded various grants over the years, the University Fluid Power Grant Program is specifically designed to provide funding to faculty to implement new and/or add more fluid power courses and content to their…

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NFPA Staff Attends Hydraulics Overview Course Led by MSOE

The entire NFPA staff recently attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s “Introduction to Hydraulics for Industry Professionals” led by Dr. Medhat Khalil, the Director of Professional Education & Research Development. The course was held at NFPA member GS Global Resource’s headquarters in Mukwonago, Wisconsin. The one-day seminar introduced hydraulic systems from the basic concepts to…

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CAT & JJC Host Their Largest Action Challenge Yet

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Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.    Caterpillar (CAT) is sponsoring its fifth annual and largest-yet Action Challenge event this year, hosted by Joliet Junior College (JJC). Twenty-five teams from ten schools are…

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NFPA’s FAMTEN Program Builds a Pathway for Students into Fluid Power Careers

The Fluid Power and Applied Mechatronics Training and Employment Network (FAMTEN) is a new fluid power workforce development pathway that creates strong connections between local technical colleges, industry partners, and high school teachers. NFPA’s first FAMTEN Hub School is Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The pathway covers multiple education levels in the…

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