Workforce Engagement Groups

A critical pillar of the NFPA’s mission is to develop an educated fluid power workforce and connect students to careers in the industry.  In support of this mission, the NFPA is creating regional Workforce Engagement Groups. 

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Workforce Engagement Groups

NFPA offers a number of programs designed to introduce students to fluid power activities and encourage them to pursue careers in the fluid power industry. 

By participating in NFPA's Workforce Engagement Groups, your company will have the opportunity to engage with students in specific regions: Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. These are states where we have Fast Track Hubs. We also have a University Workforce Engagement Group to connect you with Power Partner Universities in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio. 

These groups will serve as a forum to discuss activities and opportunities designed to connect NFPA members with the Fast Track to Fluid Power and Power Partner programs, giving participating members increased visibility to educational institutions in their region and recruitment opportunities to more successfully interact with students interested in fluid power.

Take part in one Workforce Engagement Group, or all four, and you will receive targeted information to support your company's recruitment needs in these regions. 

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Fast Track to Fluid Power

NFPA’s Fast Track to Fluid Power are networks of technical colleges, high schools and industry professionals that create awareness and interest in fluid power and train students to succeed at careers in fluid power at NFPA member companies.

Power Partner Universities

The NFPA University Power Partner Program's objective is to increase the amount of fluid power being taught in university agricultural, mechanical engineering and engineering technology degree programs and enhance student-to-industry connection.


The best way for students to learn about the fluid power industry is to get connected to NFPA members. Find out how to get involved with middle school programs.