WSCAM GraphicStudents 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.

West Virginia What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?
2020 Student Video Contest

In this age of social distancing, the Explore team is busy developing a virtual ceremony to honor the hard work and creativity that our participants have put into to creating a group of amazing videos. Students, 7th and 8th graders, produced mini documentaries on a local manufacturer. They were responsible for interviewing employees and capturing video footage to create a video that tells the story of manufacturing.