About the Video Contest

Dream It Do It's, "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" Video Contest is a program designed by employers and educators to help improve the image of manufacturing as a career choice with the objective of  recruiting more young people to vocational and technical schools that feed talent to the manufacturing industry.

Teams of middle school students, led by teacher coaches, are provided with video equipment and instructional materials and matched with local manufacturers. Each team has four months to create a short video profile of partner companies, and the career opportunities they offer to answer the question, "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" The entries are judged by an expert panel and public vote—hosted on the Dream It. Do It. Website. Winners are recognized at an awards ceremony by industry and education leaders, dignitaries, and elected officials.

Fifteen Middle School Teams from the tri state region confirmed participation and this project is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and the Toyota Foundation. For more information, contact Debby Combs at debby.combs@uwgc.org.

Take a look at last year's videos here.

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