FAMTEN, the Fluid Power and Applied Mechatronics Training and Employment Network, is a workforce development pathway that partners local technical colleges with industry partners and high school teachers. This network will create awareness and interest in fluid power and train students along a path that leads to careers in fluid power at NFPA member companies. 

A technical or community college with a validated fluid
power and mechatronics degree program. Industry
partners provide on-going curriculum guidance and
student internship opportunities.
A ring of high schools, each equipped with fluid power
lab equipment and curriculum. Industry partners visit
frequently and provide mentorship and career encouragement. 
A community-wide Fluid Power Action Challenge, engaging
thousands of middle school students in learning about and
having fun with fluid power. Industry partners
serve as coaches/judges. 


A network of industry partners, with facilities near the community is essential to getting students on the path to a career in the fluid power industry. FAMTEN is an opportunity for NFPA members to have a direct connection to their future workforce. For more information, contact Lynn Beyer, Director of Workforce Development Programs. 

Contact Info

6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2350

Milwaukee, WI 53214

(414) 778-3344 (o)

(414) 778-3361 (f)