Tompkins’ “Educate, Empower, Enjoy” Initiative: Inspiring Future Innovators with Hands-On Learning

Tompkins’ “Educate, Empower, Enjoy” Initiative: Inspiring Future Innovators with Hands-On Learning

We’re building on the momentum from the CFPA Fluid Power Challenge Day on May 28th, where young minds came together to tackle real-world engineering challenges, with our own educational initiative. The ‘Educate, Empower, Enjoy’ initiative is an exciting new endeavour aimed at sparking interest in fluid power technology among young learners. As a highlight of this initiative, we are distributing 500 free DIY toy kits that allow kids to build, explore, and understand the basics of hydraulics in a fun, engaging way. Get Your Hydraulics Toy Kit

Why Fluid Power and STEM?

Fluid power systems play a crucial role in various industries, from manufacturing to robotics. Introducing students to the principles of hydraulics and pneumatics at a young age not only provides them with valuable technical skills but also enhances their problem-solving abilities, creativity, and understanding of how the world around them works.

The Benefits of a STEM Education

A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education equips students with a diverse set of skills that are critical in today’s technology-driven world. Engaging students in STEM through interactive projects like assembling a hydraulic toy can ignite a lifelong passion for learning and innovation. It also opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, especially in fields like hydraulics, where specialized knowledge is both highly sought after and rewarding.

How to Participate

To make learning about fluid power accessible and enjoyable, Tompkins invites parents and educators to sign up to receive one of our 500 specially designed kits.

Here’s how you can join in on the fun:

  1. Fill out the form below to sign up for a free DIY toy kit. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Once you receive your kit, help your young innovator assemble it and discover the mechanics of fluid power.
  3. Share your experience on social media using the hashtag #TompkinsYoungInnovators to inspire others and get a chance to be featured on our page!

Sign Up Here!


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PLUS, Upload a Video or Photo of Your Toy to Enter to Win One of Five $100 Visa Gift Cards!

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn and share a photo or video of you or your child using the toy and use the hashtag #TompkinsYoungInnovators in your post for a chance to win a $100 gift card! The contest will be ongoing throughout 2024, so make sure to follow us or sign up to be elidgible and find out if you’ve won! View the full contest details below.

Join Us in Paving the Way for Future Engineers

By participating in the Educate, Empower, Enjoy initiative, you help lay the groundwork for a child’s future in STEM and contribute to nurturing the next generation of engineers and innovators. Together, we can empower our children to achieve great things and enjoy the journey of discovery along the way. Let’s build a future where every child has the tools and confidence to turn curiosity into capability!

Tompkins Canada "Educate, Empower, Enjoy" Initiative Contest Rules:

Tompkins Canada is excited to launch the “Educate, Empower, Enjoy” initiative, aimed at inspiring and engaging young innovators. As part of this initiative, we are giving away toys to children and hosting a sweepstakes for 5 $100 VISA gift cards.

Toy Giveaway

Children or their parents who receive a toy from Tompkins Canada are encouraged to share their creativity by posting an image of the toy they received on social media. This initiative is designed to celebrate young innovators and their imaginative use of our toys.

Sweepstakes for $100 Gift Cards

In addition to the toy giveaway, Tompkins Canada is hosting a sweepstakes where participants can win one of five $100 VISA gift cards. To enter the sweepstakes, participants must:

  1. Post an Image: Share a legitimate post with an image of the toy they received from Tompkins Canada on Twitter (X), LinkedIn, or Facebook.
  2. Use the Hashtag: Include the hashtag #TompkinsYoungInnovators in their post.
  3. Follow or Sign Up: Follow at least one of Tompkins Canada’s social media accounts or sign up for our email newsletter.


The contest will be ongoing throughout 2024. The winners of the $100 gift cards will be announced at the end of 2024 at the very latest.


Participants must be residents of Canada.

No purchase necessary.

Only posts that include the hashtag #TompkinsYoungInnovators and follow the above requirements will be considered valid entries.

If no valid posts are received by the end of the contest period, no gift cards will be awarded.


Tompkins Canada reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest at any time.

By participating, entrants agree to the use of their posts and images by Tompkins Canada for promotional purposes.