PBS39 has partnered, once again, with the Manufacturing Resource Center (MRC) for the "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" (WSCM) Student Video Contest!

This year, the Lehigh Valley version of the WSCM content celebrates its fifth anniversary with 30 teams from 22 districts in Lehigh, Northampton, and Carbon counties, as well as the Diocese of Allentown. These student teams will visit area manufacturers to capture video snapshots of what it's like to embark on an exciting career in manufacturing.

PBS39 gives teachers the in-person training needed to coach this student-led, project-based learning curriculum. Throughout the construction of these digital stories, PBS39 provides the students with three formative assessments to assist in creating the very best project possible.

The flagship What's So Cool About Manufacturing? contest for the Lehigh Valley area marks its fifth anniversary in 2018. The 2018 contest features 30 teams from 22 school districts in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties and the Diocese of Allentown. The Lehigh Valley contest is produced by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, Pa. Production support for the Lehigh Valley Contest is provided by PBS39 Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pa.

"What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" Lehigh Valley Winners

Online votes tallied 129,000 and over 900 people attended the ceremony in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Outstanding Overall Program
Northeast Middle School/Atlas Machinery & Welding, Inc.

Outstanding Editing
Lower Macungie Middle School/ProtoCam

Outstanding Creativity
Sacoun Valley Middle School/Solar Tech

Outstanding "COOL" (Tie)
Raub Middle School/Dyelene
East Hills Middle School/Primal Critical

Outstanding Team Spirit
Wilson Area Intermediate/Victaulic

Outstanding Educational Value
Broughal Middle School/Eastern Surfaces

Outstanding Videography
Springhouse Middle School/Crayola

Viewers Choice
Northampton Middle School/B.Braun Medical

Outstanding Marketing
Nazareth Area Middle School/Equipto

Outstanding Career Pathway

The What's So Cool About Manufacturing? contest for Berks & Schuylkill counties is produced by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, Pa. The 2018 contest features 29 teams from 24 school districts. Production support for the Berks-Schuylkill contest is provided by PBS39 Lehigh Valley in Bethlehem, Pa. The contest's award trophies are designed and manufactured by students from the Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC). Award certificates and event tickets are designed and printed by students from Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center.
Dream It. Do It. PA is an effort by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, Pa, to promote awareness of advanced manufacturing careers for students, adult family members, and educators. If provides career resources and serves as a companion to the What's So Cool About Manufacturing? student video contest created by the MRC. Dream It. Do It. PA also manages and selects a PA Dream Team of dynamic manufacturing professionals who make presentation to student at schools and community locations.

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