Manufacturing Video Contest

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wHAT'S sO COOL ABOUT MANUFACTURING 2019 AWARDS

MontcoWorks would like to give a big round of applause to all Montgomery County Schools, teachers, districts, manufacturers, partners, and sponsors.

More than 900 people attended the WSCM award ceremony which recognized students, teacher coaches, and manufacturers in Montgomery, Bucks, and Philadelphia counties. The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing program was presented by the DVIRC and partnered with eMediaWorks, Sahl Communications, and EmpowerStar Marketing. Over a three-day voting period, there were 129,897 votes for their favorite videos. The video with the most votes received the Viewer’s Choice Award. All 26 videos were reviewed by a panel of judges for awards in 10 different categories.

Big thanks to this year's WSCM video judges:

  • Alex Styer, Director of Digital Media, Bellevue Communications
  • Don Garbinski Jr., former principal at Chimera Productions
  • Sagan Medvec, Co-founder Brand Llama

Congratulations to all four schools in Montgomery County.

This year's winning schools are:

  1. Viewer's Choice: Pennridge Central Middle School - Secant Group
  2. Outstanding Overall Program: Neil A. Armstrong Middle School - Macron Dynamics
  3. Outstanding Editing: Russell Conwell Middle School - Grip Flex Corporation
  4. Outstanding Creativity: Taamanend Middle School - ABB, Inc.
  5. Outstanding "Cool": Pennridge South Middle School - Daria Metal Fabricators, Inc.
  6. Outstanding Outreach Plan: Pennridge Central Middle School - Secant Group
  7. Outstanding Educational Value: Upper Moreland Middle School - Ball Metalpack
  8. Outstanding Videography: Keith Valley Middle School - PMRS, Inc
  9. Outstanding Career Pathway: Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School - AWE Tuning
  10. Outstanding Team Spirit: East Norriton Middle School - First Quality


Montgomery County Videos

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Upper Moreland MiddleArcola Intermediate
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Three schools representing the Philadelphia Region will be competing for the Best of PA Statewide Award in Harrisburg on April 30, 2019. They are:
  • Keith Valley Middle School - PMRS, Inc.
  • Neil A. Armstrong Middle School - Macron Dynamics
  • Pennridge Central Middle School - Secant Group

For information and to see the videos, go to https://www.whatssocool.org/contests/philly/

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 2019 CONTEST

Now in its second year, the flagship What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? contest for the Philadelphia Region features teams from schools in Montgomery County. The 2019 contest for Philadelphia region is produced by the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC).


2019 TEAMS AND MANUFACTURERS

Arcola Intermediate    Inteprod LLC
East Norriton Middle      First Quality
Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership AcademyM&S Centerless Grinding
Keith Valley Middle      PMRS, Inc
Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic    AWE Tuning
Pottstown Middle      Blommer Chocolate Company
Sandy Run Middle      Timberlane, Inc
Stewart MiddlePACPRO
Upper Moreland Middle    Ball Metalpack

About

MontcoWorks along with manufacturers, educators, and partner agencies is raising awareness to show the future workforce how important manufacturing is to the economy in the SE region. We hope to clear away misperceptions and highlight the many opportunities for advancement and good wages that are available in the Manufacturing Industry in Montgomery County.


During the past 5 years, we have seen the manufacturing sector struggle to find employees for various positions. How can we continuously develop a future pipeline of talent? How do we get the next generation with talents in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math excited about Manufacturing.


Activities such as ManuFest, Industry Tours, Industry Forums, and Dream It Do It (DIDI) – What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Video Contests are part of the Business Education Partnership activities led by MontcoWorks, intended to encourage and educate students, parents, and educators about the Manufacturing sector.

Background

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The Dream It Do It, PA (DIDI) website is the platform designed to provide resources and showcase the career opportunities available in manufacturing to Pennsylvania students. In 2013, a workforce development project called “Lehigh Valley Skill Up” intended to raise awareness of manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley area. The popularity of the student video contests in Pennsylvania has expanded to 11 additional states.

What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

WSCM Image 2.jpgCreated by Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) and shared through the Dream It Do It platform, the WSCM program is a media educational tool designed to provide awareness of career paths in manufacturing. The 2013 video contest was sponsored by the Manufacturers Resource Center, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, and the DaVinci Science Center.

Under the partnership of Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia (MAP), Montgomery County Workforce Development (MontcoWorks), and Bucks County Workforce Development, WSCM Philadelphia launched its first contest on October 2016.

Contest

For the WSCM Video Contest, middle school students will use the Go-Pro camera to create 2 ½ -minutes videos featuring local manufacturing facilities. Students will interview three different staff, document their experiences and present them in an educational and “cool” way through videos. The videos will be reviewed by a panel of judges for awards in different categories. Online votes will then be cast through WSCM, a website for the “Viewers” Choice award. This contest is also promoted throughout the region by PBS39.

Award Categories

1. Outstanding Overall Program
2. Outstanding Editing
3. Outstanding Creativity
4. Outstanding Cool
5. Outstanding Team Spirit
6. Outstanding Educational
7. Outstanding Videography
8. Viewer's Choice
9. Outstanding Marketing
10. Outstanding Career Pathway
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Inspiring the Next Generation in Manufacturing Pathways

Contest Logo 1The 2018 project was presented by Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy on “What Manufacturing Means to You?” featuring IMET Corporation. In this project, a group of 10 students engaged with manufacturing representatives, explored the facility, participated in conversation about the career paths, and learned how products were made right in their backyards. Students and teachers gained an appreciation of careers available in the area and skills required in the manufacturing field.


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2017 CONTEST AWARDS

The 2017 contest featured 14 teams from Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties and produced by the Manufacturing Alliance of the Greater Philadelphia.

Viewers Choice: Eisenhower Science & Technology School (Emball’Iso USA)
Outstanding Program – Overall Excellence: Neil A. Armstrong Middle School (New Age Industries)
Outstanding Videography: Austin Meehan Middle School (Kingsbury)
Outstanding Editing: Conwell Middle School (PTR Baler & Compactor)
Outstanding Creativity: Southwark Elementary School (Philly Ship Yard)
Outstanding Team Spirit: East Norriton Middle School (Electro Soft)
Outstanding Marketing Plan: Keith Valley Middle School (M&S Centerless Grinding)
Educational Value: Morrisville Middle School (Beck Electric Actuators)

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2017 Participating Schools

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