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Oct 25, 2017

What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? – for the Lehigh Valley area in 2013 to generate excitement about manufacturing careers by giving students direct access to local manufacturers to find out why they love their jobs. Teams of middle school students are provided video equipment and training and are matched with manufacturing companies and teacher coaches. The teams created short video profiles of their companies and the career opportunities they offer. By improving the image of these careers and creating awareness for them, the contest not only aims to sustain manufacturing careers, but aims to help them thrive. The Lehigh Valley Student Video Contests have been so successful that other areas inside and outside of Pennsylvania are holding similar contests or are planning to hold contests. The Manufactures Resource Center, PBS39 and Sahl Communications, Inc, support these efforts by providing strategic counsel, film editing and coaching, and various public relations activities. For more information: ( (