Paul Michael Named Director of MSOE Fluid Power Institute™

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Paul Michael has been appointed director of the Fluid Power Institute™ (FPI) at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). He joined the MSOE staff in 2005 as manager of tribology research in the FPI. Prior to MSOE, Michael spent nearly three decades at Benz Oil, ultimately serving as the technical director and leading a team of…

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Engage with Students: Participate in the Speaker’s Bureau

Through its partnership with Waukesha County Community College (WCTC), the NFPA is committed to creating a pathway to fluid power. NFPA’s Fast Track to Fluid Power is one of NFPA’s flagship workforce development initiatives. The program aims to foster a productive partnership between technical colleges, NFPA’s industry partners, and parents and students in local middle and high schools. The first fast-track hub in the Midwest region, WCTC offers two-year fluid power degrees: Automation Systems Technology and Industrial Maintenance Technician.

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Fast Track To Fluid Power: Waukesha County Technical College

Through its partnership with Waukesha County Community College (WCTC), the NFPA is committed to creating a pathway to fluid power. NFPA’s Fast Track to Fluid Power is one of NFPA’s flagship workforce development initiatives. The program aims to foster a productive partnership between technical colleges, NFPA’s industry partners, and parents and students in local middle and high schools. The first fast-track hub in the Midwest region, WCTC offers two-year fluid power degrees: Automation Systems Technology and Industrial Maintenance Technician.

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Get Engaged! Learn How You Can Participate in Industry Involvement

Through the activities of the NFPA Foundation, industry members have countless opportunities to work directly with students of all age groups, provide support for fluid power workforce development programs, and take advantage of industry partnerships. Support the Future Workforce By combining the financial and volunteer contributions of many individuals into one concerted effort, the Pascal…

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation to Administer Thomas Wanke Legacy Fund to Support Fluid Power Education

This fall, we have lunched our updated resource center on our How It Work webpage located under the Fluid Power Action Challenge tab on the website. One of the most significant changes you will see on the How It Works pages is that the competition has been divided into two main categories: In-School and Community Competitions. Both sets of competitors have their own set of unique documents based on the designated mechanical kit designs.

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New Material Available on NFPA Curriculum Tree

We all know that of the ways to get more fluid power-educated engineers is to increase their exposure to fluid power classes and concepts during their college careers. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded grants to university professors to develop new curricula that can be used at their universities but, just as importantly,…

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Host Your Own Fluid Power Action Challenge In Your Community

NFPA’s Fluid Power Action Challenge attracts thousands of students across the US and Canada each year.  Teams of students get the opportunity to build fluid power mechanical kits using balsawood and syringes. By using the How It Works website, NFPA hopes to encourage educators and event planners to set up Fluid Power Action Challenges within their communities.

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Learn How to Conduct Successful Career Fairs and Alternatives to Recruit University Students

NFPA FAMTEN Network

NFPA recently met with Matt Purdy, the Director of Career Services at Murray State University. In this webinar, we discussed several ways to get in contact with university students looking to join the fluid power industry. Although our conversation was specifically with Murray State, the information that was discussed can be applied to reaching students…

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MSOE Offers BBA in Technical Sales

On a snowy day in January 2019 representatives from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) met in-person on the MSOE campus to discuss and outline a possible degree program in industrial distribution and/or technical sales. The NFPA members in attendance at that meeting stressed the unique importance of…

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