Three Days in NFPA’s Third Fast Track Hub

One of NFPA’s strategic priorities is to increase the number of fluid power educated technicians and engineers. Our Fast Track to Fluid Power program is one of the workforce development initiatives conducted to fill that need. A Fast Track Hub centers on a technical or community college with a validated fluid power and mechatronics degree program.…

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Catching Up With NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winners; 2022 Winner Seeking Fluid Power Internship

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Byline: Haley Nemeth The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six scholarships to students through the Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The scholarship awards $30,000 ($7,500 per year for four years) to high school seniors who participate in a VEX, FIRST®, or NRL Robotics Competition Team and use pneumatics in the competition robot. The goal of…

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Get Involved in Workforce Development Activities

A number of opportunities to connect with students, review scholarship applications, and more are available in the coming months. On November 5 from 1 pm – 3 pm CST, NFPA will be hosting a virtual Networking Mixer with Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge participants and members of industry. Taking place in a speed meeting format, this event will allow industry representatives…

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2020 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship Winner Announced

Matthew Morley, 2020 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, headshot

Programs like the Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarship 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. Matthew Morley of Sunnyvale, California, is the winner of the 2020 NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. Despite a number of FIRST® Robotics and…

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Workforce Updates: Vehicle Challenge Goes Virtual, Robotics Challenge Scholarship Remains Open

With the recent travel bans, event cancellations, and school closings, concerns about Coronavirus are top of mind for everyone. Due to circumstances surrounding some of our partner organizations, such as schools, a number of events organized or supported by NFPA have been affected. Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge To ensure that all of the participants, judges,…

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