WSCAM Middle School Video Contest

The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing Video Contest began in the Pittsburgh region in 2014 and has been growing immensely since then! 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, a team of 7 students in grades 7th and 8th 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 a wonderful celebratory and educational award ceremony!

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?

 

BENEFITS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

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Explore the world of manufacturing

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Express themselves through creative storytelling

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Work with video equipment and editing software

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Learn project management and marketing skills

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Work as a professional team on a project

WHAT IS PROVIDED?

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All schools receive a video kit at no cost

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Grant funding to cover transportation and substitute costs

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Partnership with a local manufacturing company

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Program support throughout from Catalyst Connection

Learn more about the program by watching the quick video below!

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
Canon-McMillan School District Giffin Interiors
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
Connellsville Area School District TSItouch
Greater Johnstown School District ASSA Abloy
Indiana Area School District Miller Fabrication
Rockwood Area School District Lockheed-Martin Aeroparts

Special thank you to our sponsors!

Interested in participating in this program?