"What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" Philadelphia Program Announces Teams and Sponsors

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Manufacturing Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Announces 2nd Year with WSCM

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"We are very pleased to launch the Student Video Contest for its second year here in Philadelphia. Our sponsors have been critical to the success of our program."

The second annual “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Videos Contest focuses on key inner-city schools participating this year, along with key major Philadelphia manufacturing companies.    

Presented by The Manufacturing Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (MAP), the Student Video Contest: “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” (WSCM) gives students in Philadelphia the opportunity to connect directly with local manufacturers, document their experiences and present them in an educational and “cool” way through documentary video production. The contest was created to generate excitement that draws students towards considering manufacturing career paths.

“We are very pleased to launch the Student Video Contest for its second year here in Philadelphia. The program’s success is spreading across the state of Pennsylvania and throughout the country,” says Steve Jurash, President & CEO of Manufacturing Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

Schools and manufacturing teams have been working together over the past month to develop their “cool” videos. Teams include:

  • Ben Franklin CTE School with Ehmke Manufacturing Company
  • Southwark Elementary School with International Chemical Company
  • Mitchell Elementary School with Amuneal Manufacturing Company
  • Swenson Arts & Technology with Stockwell Elastomerics
  • Conwell Middle School with Ellis Coffee Company

Partnering with Manufacturers Resource Center for the project is PBS 39 and Sahl Communications, Inc. Educational media resources, GoPro Camera kits, professional media training from PBS39, materials, and project costs were funded and made possible by the following: Sponsors; Platinum Sponsors: Dow and Abbey Color Gold Sponsors: City of Philadelphia, Stephano Slack LLC., Sahl Communications, ExPonent, FMC, Lantium Silver Sponsors: Deitz and Watson, Steadfast Entities, Coke a Cola, Monroe Energy and International Union of Operating Engineers 542.

Voting for the second annual “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”Philadelphia Student Videos will be available March 26 to the 28, on the What’s So Cool website, whatssocool.org.

For more information regarding the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Video Contest, please visit whatssocool.org, facebook.com/Philly and Twitter @WSCMPhilly

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