Dream It. Do It. PA created its Student Video Contest – titled 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. Dream It. Do It. PA supports these efforts by providing web hosting to these regional groups.
2017 Pennsylvania Contests
2017 Berks County Contest
2017 Cambria and Somerset Counties Contest
2017 Chester and Delaware Contest
2017 Lehigh Valley Contest
2017 North Central PA Contest
2017 Philadelphia Regional Contest
2017 Pittsburgh Contest
2017 South Central PA Contest