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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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2017-2018 Participating School Districts and Manufacturers include:

Central York School District – Harley-Davidson
Conewago Valley School District – Ox Industries
Eastern York School District – Billet Industries
Elizabethtown Area School District – Inclinator Company of America
Hanover Public School District – Legacy Athletic
Northeastern School District – MKT Metal Manufacturing
Northern York School District –

Red Lion School District – Specialty Industries
South Eastern School District –Topflight
South Western School District – Revonah Pretzel
Spring Grove School District – UTZ Quality Foods
West York Area School District – The YGS Group
York City STEAM Academy  – Tooling Dynamics
York Suburban School District – Coupling Corporation of America


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This program was funded in part by a grant from the York County Community Foundation’s Fund for York County.



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2017-2018 Participating School Districts and Manufacturers included:

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Winner of Outstanding Cool and Viewer’s Choice!

Hanover Public – Legacy Athletic

Winner of Outstanding Editing!

Eastern York School District – Billet Industries

Winner of Outstanding Videography!

Central York – Harley Davidson

Winner of Outstanding Educational Value!

West York – The YGS Group

Winner of Outstanding Overall Program!

Conewago Valley – OX Industries

Winner of MANTEC’s Choice Award!

York City (STEAM Academy) – Tooling Dynamics

Participating Schools:

Elizabethtown Area School District – Inclinator Company of America
Northeastern School District – MKT Metal Manufacturing
Northern York School District

Red Lion School District – Specialty Industries
South Eastern School DistrictTopflight
South Western School District – Revonah Pretzel
Spring Grove School District – UTZ Quality Foods
York Suburban School District Coupling Corporation of America

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.