The Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) is offering an opportunity for high schools to partner with local manufacturers in a video competition that will educate students and communities about how manufacturing companies are changing through the use of technology, new skills and systems. The video challenge is entitled: “Connecticut Manufacturing – Join the Evolution!”
EAMA’s goal is to educate students, teachers, and parents about the manufacturing industry by pairing high school teams with local manufacturers to create videos that demonstrate robotics, automation, LEAN concepts and new technologies used at local companies.
Previous years’ competitions, “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” & “Manufacturing a Path to Success” introduced student audiences to careers at companies in Eastern Connecticut; some as large as Electric Boat and Freeport McMoran to smaller companies such as Xuare, Connecticut Casket and MPS Plastics.
Participating schools include Grasso Technical High School, Ellis Technical High School, New London Science and Technology Magnet School, Quinebaug Middle College, RHAM High, Norwich Free Academy, Woodstock Academy and the high schools from Montville, Old Saybrook, Killingly, Plainfield, Putnam, Westerly and Windham.
Companies from Windham, New London and Middlesex counties have signed up and are eager to participate in the 2017 event. These companies include Airgas, LBI, Collins & Jewell, Westminster Tool, Ensinger Precision Molding, Linemaster Switch, Jaypro Corporation, Web Industries, Freeport McMoran, Electric Boat, Incord, Alpha Q, Ivoryella, Bollore, Unicorr and Sound Manufacturing. Once student videos are complete, an “American Idol-style” voting competition will take place. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite video.
The completed videos will be posted on the EAMA website (www.eamainc.com) and also featured on YouTube. Schools and communities can promote voting for their videos as well as encouraging school engagement and pride. A film festival will be held on April 26, 2017 at Three Rivers Community College (6:00pm-8:00pm) where videos will be screened and judged on creative and technical merit.
If you have already viewed the videos and registered for the Film Festival
It will bring you directly to he Voting Form!