What’s So Cool About Manufacturing program is a video based educational tool that increases awareness of career paths in manufacturing. MRC developed this innovative career awareness program that at its core is “peer marketing” (kids telling kids what’s so cool about manufacturing jobs). The contest is showcased on the What’s So Cool website and shared nationally through the Manufacturing Institute and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership platforms.
This contest gives students the opportunity to connect with local manufacturers, document their experiences and present them in an educational and “cool” way. The contest was created to generate excitement that draws students towards manufacturing career paths, and CTE and STEM education. The Central Susquehanna WSCM contest is made possible by The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, Innovative Manufacturers’ Center (IMC), Advance Central PA, Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) and Blast IU.
The contest featured schools from Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties.
Best Overall Performance: Selinsgrove Middle School/Bright Farms
Viewer’s Choice: Selinsgrove Middle School/Bright Farms
Outstanding Team Spirit: Danville Middle School/Strong Industries, Inc.
Outstanding Brand Placement: Lewisburg Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School/Playworld Systems, Inc.
2 District and Manufacturer partners moving on to the State Competition: Selinsgrove Middle School/Bright Farms and Central Columbia Middle School/Kawneer