Programs & Resources

NFPA offers a variety of different resources to educate and excite students about the many fun and innovative careers in the fluid power industry.


Getting involved with NFPA's various workforce programs provides an easy and effective way to introduce the world of fluid power to technical college students!


Fast Track

NFPA's Fast Track to fluid power is a workforce development pathway that connects local technical colleges, industry partners and middle and high school teachers.


Action Challenge

The Fluid Power Action Challenge is a competition that challenges middle school students to solve an engineering problem using fluid power. Technical colleges serve as great sites for event locations!


Speakers Bureau

The Speaker’s Bureau is an opportunity for industry professionals to showcase the innovation happening in the fluid power industry and inspire students to explore a career in fluid power. 


NFPA offers financial resources to students and schools to stay engaged with fluid power education. 


Fluid Power Scholarship

NFPA offers $2,000 scholarships annually to  students enrolled in technical colleges and universities to pursue their interests in fluid power careers.


Robotics Challenge Scholarship

NFPA offers one merit-based scholarship annually, for up to $30,000, to a high school senior who participates as part of a FIRST® Robotics, National Robotics League, or VEX Robotics Competition Team.




NFPA offers $500 grants to help keep fluid power educational opportunities in your community. Middle Schools, High Schools, Technical Colleges and community organizations can apply annually.