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2015 Fluid Power Challenge Champions

Mission and Strategic Priorities

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization that is committed to meeting the workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. Through the generous support of our donors, we support programs that:

  • Foster awareness and involvement of middle and high school students, helping them understand fluid power’s potential as a technology and as a career path.
  • Increase the number of technically trained people capable of integrating and applying fluid power, and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry.
  • Support universities in the development of fundamental fluid power knowledge, and connect our industry to an increasing number of scientific and engineering leaders in our field.

As a result of our programs, the talent pool available to our industry is changing. More young people are aware of the fluid power industry. More 2-year college and 4-year university graduates have specific training in fluid power. More universities have research facilities and programs focused on fluid power. And more partnerships between these schools and our industry are increasing access to highly talented candidates.

This is truly our mission—yours and ours—and it is working. Your support will make sure it works for many years to come.