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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!
Help us broaden this program!  What are you willing to invest into your community for your future workforce?

It costs about $1800 per school to provide the equipment, professional video feedback, social media exposure and to hold the awards ceremony.  Every dollar counts to correct the manufacturing misperceptions and work toward building the future manufacturing workforce.  Contact Leigh Ann Wilson for more information on how you can help us reach our goal at or 717-843-5054 x223



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2016-2017 Participating School Districts and manufacturers included:

Click on the school district to see the individual videos.

Winner of Outstanding Cool!

Central York School DistrictAmerican Hydro

Winner of Outstanding Editing and Viewers Choice!

Eastern York School DistrictSWF Industrial

Winner of Outstanding Videography!

South Western School DistrictR.H. Sheppard

Dover Area School District Martin’s Potato Chips
Northeastern School DistrictThree M Tool
South Eastern School DistrictEtube and Wire
Spring Grove School DistrictGlatfelter
West York Area School DistrictWeldon Solutions

The program initiated from in 2013.  MANTEC partnered with York County Economic Alliance to launch the contest in York county.  Professional feedback is provided by Hayman Studio.Like us on Facebook for more updates!