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Manufacturing Video Contest


What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?

 “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” is a student video contest for local middle school students in the South Central, PA area. Each participating middle school has a team that is provided video equipment and training and is then matched with a manufacturing company and teacher coach. The teams then spend a day interviewing workers, getting to know the company and creating short video profiles of the companies and the career opportunities they offer.  The contest raises awareness among students, parents, and educators with an accurate depiction of today’s manufacturing environments and career choices.  Manufacturing jobs have exciting career paths, excellent pay, engaging work environments and are in high demand!
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2018-2019 Participating School Districts and Manufacturers include:

Outstanding Editing Winner– Big Spring- AMES

Camp Hill School District- AMES

Central Dauphin School District- PHOENIX CONTACT

Central York School District –PENNAIR

Outstanding Overall Program Winner- Conewago Valley School District – Conewago Enterprises

Eastern York School District – KRB Machinery

Outstanding Creativity Winner- Epharta Area School District – Astro Machine Works

Outstanding Cool and Viewer’s Choice Winner- Hanover Public School District – Elsner Engineering Works Inc.

Harrisburg School District- Plouse Precision Manufacturing

Lower Dauphin School District-T L Technologies Inc

Outstanding Educational Value Winner- Manheim Township School District- The H&H Group

Northern York School District – Pennex Aluminum Company, LLC

Pequea Valley School District- Dutchland Inc

Red Lion School District – Crescent Industries, Inc.

Outstanding Marketing Winner- Solanco School District-Buck Company

Outstanding Career Path Winner- South Western School District – AquaPhoenix Scientific

Upper Adams School District- GVM Inc

Spring Grove School District – Caputo Brothers Creamery

Outstanding Team Spirit Winner- West Shore School District- MKT Metal

West York Area School District – York Wallcoverings Inc

York City STEAM Academy  – Caskey Group

Outstanding Videography Winner- York Suburban School District – Allegheny York Co.



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Our Current Investors:



Powder Mill Foundation 

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Extra Role Sponsors:


Ox Industries

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2018-2019 Participating School Districts and Manufacturers included:

Click on the school district to see the individual videos.

Winner of Outstanding Cool and Viewer’s Choice!


Winner of Outstanding Editing!


Winner of Outstanding Videography!


Winner of Outstanding Educational Value!


Winner of Outstanding Overall Program!


Winner of MANTEC’s Choice Award!


Participating Schools:


The program initiated from Dream It Do It PA in 2013.  MANTEC partnered with York County Economic Alliance to launch the contest in York County in 2016.  Professional feedback is provided by Hayman Studio.