The NFPA Fluid Power Workforce Summit and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power Annual
Meeting was a smashing success. Attendance included 57 industry, 71 students and 43 educators from NFPA and CCEFP members and non-members all over the Midwest. A variety of activities such as a speed meeting and resume exchange, student poster session, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign research labs tours brought students and industry together during this
event. Student, educator and industry speakers highlighted fluid power workforce development, research, education and outreach programs. Feedback from attendees illuminated the need for industry to connect with the workforce of tomorrow.
Here’s what the attendees had to say:
“The presentations on individual applications and student projects were great.”
“Lots of great talent showed up.”
“The resume exchange was the top reason I attended.”
you to all of the Industry Presenters.
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Adam Scott, Scott Industrial Systems
Bill Hotchkiss, SunSource
Dan Fogarty, Schoeder Industries
David Dornbach, HydraForce
Joe Pfaff, HUSCO International
Pete Molloy, SMC Corporation of America
Scott Betzen, Poclain Hydraulics