WSCAM Middle School Video Contest

The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest began in 2014 and has been growing immensely since then! While virtual in 2021 due to the global pandemic, the program typically has four regional contests in Southwestern Pennsylvania and involves over 40 schools and 40 companies. The contest supports Catalyst Connection’s effort to build a strong pipeline of talent and give young people a new perspective on the exciting career opportunities that exist in manufacturing.

To participate in the contest, students create a short 2:30 minute manufacturing video for their peers, parents, and community explaining what they think is so cool and rewarding about manufacturing! The contest culminates each year in the spring with voting and wonderful celebratory and educational award ceremonies!

To view all videos from our Southwestern Pennsylvania contests since 2014 and all contests from across the state visit WSCM Video Library | What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?

 

2022-23 Participants

Pittsburgh Central

School
Company
Blackhawk School District PiMios
Burrell School District Metplas
Butler Area School District MECCO
Butler Area School District Team 2 JSP International
Commonwealth Charter Academy Aero Tech Designs
Freeport Area School District JV Manufacturing
Monessen School District DMI Companies
Moon Area School District Haemonetics
New Brighton School District O’Neal Manufacturing
Norwin School District Intervala
Rochester Area School District Schroeder Industries
Sto-Rox School District Jatco Machine & Tool

 

Pittsburgh East

School
Company
Brownsville Area School District Heartland Fabrication
Greater Johnstown School District ASSAY Abloy
Indiana Area School District Miller Fabrication
Rockwood Area School District Lockheed-Martin Aeroparts
Somerset Area School District Guy Chemical Company

Scavenger Hunts

Explore careers in manufacturing through these virtual scavenger hunts. Watch videos created by local middle school students in partnership with local manufacturing companies and complete the worksheets below to unlock the next steps of your adventure towards a new and exciting career.
Exploring the Marvels of Manufacturing

Exploring the Marvels of Manufacturing

Making Your Future Career Activity

Making Your Future Career Activity

WSCAM Best of PA Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM Best of PA Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM Best of PA Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM Best of PA Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM Central Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM Central Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM Central Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM Central Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM East Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM East Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM East Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM East Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM North Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM North Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM North Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM North Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM South Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM South Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Answers

WSCAM South Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

WSCAM South Video Contest Scavenger Hunt: Worksheet

Activities

Manufacturing Innovation Challenge

Mobile Games

Pre-Apprenticeship

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