Explore the New Manufacturing

Teaching students about the benefits of manufacturing careers and educational pathways in West Virginia.

Students in seventh and eighth grade are starting to think about careers and the high school courses that will help prepare for them. The Student Video Contest introduces student teams to exciting careers at local manufacturing companies. Each team then creates a video to promote the company and careers to their fellow students and community members. 

Program Outcomes

  • Create regional awareness of careers in manufacturing among students, parents, teachers, and the community at large
  • Provide teacher professional development through training and experiential learning
  • Develop videos that will be shared online to promote manufacturing and career opportunities from the perspective of middle school youth
  • Address the need for a skilled workforce within the manufacturing industry

If you would like to learn about the Student Video Contest, please contact us at 304-919-2989.

Producing videos from students to their peers to answer the question - “What’s so cool about manufacturing?” 

Students in seventh and eighth grade are starting to think about careers and the high school courses that will help prepare for them. The Student Video Contest introduces student teams to exciting careers at local manufacturing companies. Each team then creates a video to promote the company and careers to their fellow students and   community members. 

The videos are viewed by thousands of people and a recognition ceremony is held in the spring.

2018/2019 Two Regional Video Contests

The first two regional student video contests began in the 2018/2019 school year. Videos will be available to be viewed and voted beginning March 18th for the Northern Panhandle and March 25th for the Eastern Panhandle.

Northern Panhandle Video Contest Voting Open March 18-22, 2019

The following schools and manufacturing companies are participating in this regional contest:

    • Brooke Middle and Eagle Manufacturing
    • Bridgestreet Middle and Mull Group
    • Oak Glen Middle and Homer Laughlin China
    • Linsly and Warwood Tool
    • Sherrard Middle and Ziegenfelders 

Eastern Panhandle Video Contest Voting Open March 25-29, 2019

The following schools and manufacturing companies are participating in this regional contest:

    • Mussleman Middle and Procter & Gamble
    • North Berkeley Middle and Argos 
    • Spring Mills Middle and Quad Graphics 
    • Warm Springs Middle and GatCreek 
    • Charles Town Middle and AMS Vendors