The National Fluid Power Association (www.nfpa.com) offers free membership to schools and universities that demonstrate an active research and teaching interest in the fluid power industry. Among a number of schools taking advantage of the complimentary membership: Georgia Tech, Purdue University, Iowa State University, and Texas A&M.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.