What is Fluid Power?
Fluid power is a term describing hydraulics and pneumatics technologies. Both technologies use a fluid (liquid or gas) to transmit power from one location to another. With hydraulics, the fluid is a liquid (usually oil), whereas pneumatics uses a gas (usually compressed air). Learn More…
Where are the Jobs?
Fluid power jobs are available in all kinds of markets: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automation, Construction, Energy, Entertainment, Forestry, Food processing, Lawn & garden, Marine, Material handling, Medical devices, Mining, Oil & gas, Packaging, Transportation and more…
How Can I Get Educated in Fluid Power?
NFPA works with a growing number of schools, educators, and students across the country. Through these Education Partnerships, interested parties can stay informed about all the news and events that NFPA offers, including research/education grants and employment opportunities in the fluid power industry. These partnerships are open to any and all faculty, researchers, academic professionals, and students that are involved or interested in fluid power.
Are there Scholarships Available?
University, Technical and High School students
Fluid Power Scholarships help students pursue their interests in fluid power.
High School students
Fluid Power Robotics Challenge Scholarships help students who participate in FIRST® Robotics or National Robotics League (NRL) continue their education in engineering.
What Can I Do To Stand Out?
You can get certified! The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) strengthens and advances professional careers in the fluid power workforce through its work in education, training, and certification.