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March 2012

Meeting Reminder

PIRTEK USA will host the next Chapter meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2012 in Rockledge. This is the third year in a row that a chapter meeting is being held on the East Coast of Florida and it usually has very good attendance from IFPS members. The meeting will be between 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting with pizza and sodas. After any new and/or old business is addressed there will be a demonstration and review of the Lego Pneumatic educational kits.


If you are interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to jvokes@pirtekusa.com

Upcoming Events


The FIRST regional robotics competition is March 8-10 at the U.C.F. arena located at 50 North Gemini Blvd., Orlando, FL. 32816.


Take this opportunity to see some of the teams currently sponsored by Chapter 49 in the regional competition.


This is a really fun day out for you and your family and it's FREE. For further information on the FIRST regional competition visit http://www.floridafirstregional.com/




One of the primary missions of the IFPS is to facilitate and promote the advancement of technology and professionalism of the fluid power & motion control industry through Awareness, Education, and Certification.   

It gives the Chapter great pleasure to be able to offer the International Fluid Power Society Job Performance (JP) test for Mechanic and Technician level certifications. Not only will you have the opportunity to sit the test, our Chapter 49 Program will also provide you with16 hours of review to help prepare. Greg George, IFPS Accredited Instructor and Certified Proctor will be offering 2 days of review for the Job Performance Certification exam, as well as proctoring the exam.


Please note that this JP test is the basis for six (6) certifications including MHM, IHM, PM, MHT,IHT and PT. Each of the required written exams can be conducted separately at any of the IFPS Certification Testing Locations advertised on the ifps.org website.


Chapter 49 will be hosting a Review Course and Exam on May 17-19 at the H4 Building, Orange County Extension Services, 6021 S. Conway Rd, Orlando, FL 32812.


For further information on these classes and exams please contact gokane@pirtekusa.com


Next meeting scheduled:


Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:30 p.m. at H4 building 6021 S.Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812.  


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 Submitted by Jamie Vokes, Membership Liason IFPS Chapter 49.


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