Students Learn About Fluid Power Careers on MFG Day

Leyden High School Students, NFPA and Triton College on Manufacturing Day 2019

Programs like the Fast Track to Fluid Power/FAMTEN and Student Career Connections are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  On October 11, 2019, NFPA joined about 45 local high school students, including those from participating FAMTEN/Fast Track Leyden high…

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FORCE America Engages Colorado HS Students

On April 3, a team of four representatives from FORCE America traveled to visit Northglenn High School’s 10th grade engineering class. In partnership with the STEM coordinator and engineering teacher, the FORCE America team was able to incorporate a kit build with various types of platform lifters, cherry pickers, scissor lifts, and excavators in conjunction…

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O-Ring Sales and Service Hosts Student Career Connections Program

O-Ring Student Career Connections Event

In February, NFPA member O-ring Sales and Service Inc. partnered with Inventive Engineering Solutions and hosted an NFPA Student Career Connections Program. Together, they organized a company tour for high school students at their testing facility. The company representatives were able to engage with the students and talk about careers in fluid power. The students…

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Schmalz, Inc. Champions the NFPA Student Career Connections Program

Schmalz, Inc. in North Carolina is currently visiting local 11th graders to promote a four-year apprentice program that leads to an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Wake Technical College. They plan to do several open houses during the winter months for interested high school students so they can sign apprentices up for this four-year program.…

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3,623 Students Introduced to Fluid Power in 2016

NFPA workforce programs, such as the Fluid Power Action Challenge, fluid power classroom activities, and Student Career Connection events taught a total of 3,623 students about fluid power in 2016. With the help of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, we were able to help more schools participate in the challenges, bring fluid power to their…

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NFPA Member Companies Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2016

In the beginning of October, the US celebrated Manufacturing Day nationwide. Every year, Manufacturing Day celebrations include manufacturers and distributors opening their doors to host students who have an interest in learning more about careers in the different industries. This year, NFPA member company and educational partner events across the country reached more than 500 students…

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Student Career Connections Program Generates Interest

Student Career Connections at Price Engineering

I used to love field trips when I was in middle and high school. Getting out of school, seeing something different and getting to goof off with my friends on the bus on the way there was all a part of the magic. Forty students from Kettle Moraine High School got to do just that,…

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