What's So Cool About Manufacturing?

Recently, a small student team from Phoenixville High School visited Omega Design to film some of its manufacturing operations and to interview its employees. The team was paired with Omega as part of a contest being held in various counties across the state of Pennsylvania, to help raise awareness of manufacturing careers.

The “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” Video Contest is a growing initiative that started in the Lehigh Valley a few years ago. The initiative provides small teams of high school students with a GoPro camera and assigns them to a local manufacturer.  The teams create short video profiles of their assigned companies and the career opportunities they offer. 

Chester County Contest

The first Chester County student video contest was produced by the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties in Exton, Pa. The video contest features seven schools and seven manufacturers participating in the program and culminates in an award ceremony that takes place on April 6, 2016, at Penn State Great Valley.

The four awards this year are for “Outstanding Editing”, “Outstanding Cool”, “Outstanding Videography”, and “The Viewer’s Choice”. The last award, “The Viewer’s Choice” requires the community to go online and vote for the video they like the best.

Omega appreciates the hard work presented by the Phoenixville High School students and by all of the participants in this year's competition. Please take a few moments to view their video submissions and to submit your vote for the "Viewer's Choice" award.

View the Student Submissions and Vote!


About Dream It. Do It. PA

Dream It. Do It. PA is a partnership directed by the Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Allentown, Pa., and is dedicated to changing perceptions and attitudes in the Keystone State about advanced manufacturing careers. Dream It. Do It. PA started in 2013 as an effort called Lehigh Valley Skill Up to raise awareness in the Lehigh Valley area. The popularity of the partnership’s flagship student video contests and its rights to the national Dream It. Do It. brand for Pennsylvania have enabled it to expand its reach throughout the commonwealth.