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LOCAL MANUFACTURING GROUP ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR STUDENT VIDEOGRAPHERS AS HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS SHINE LIGHT ON MANUFACTURING IN CONNECTICUT VIDEO COMPETITION
On May 1, The Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) hosted a gala event to celebrate the culmination of a project that brought 10 local high school teams and manufacturers together to educate students on career opportunities in manufacturing and to provide information on the skills required to be successful in the manufacturing field.
The project’s goal was to educate students, teachers and parents about the manufacturing industry by pairing high school teams with local manufacturing companies to create videos that showcased “ What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?”
The event culminated in a film festival – named The EAMY Awards – at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich. Christopher Jewell, President of Collins & Jewell in Bozrah officiated as the event emcee and the videos were screened and judged by a panel of judges from the manufacturing, education and video production industries.
In creating their project videos, students learned about local manufacturing companies, different job functions within the organization and training and job skills necessary to become successful in a manufacturing career. The teams then had to master video production, editing, developing the message for their target audience and promoting the videos within their high school and local community.
Winners received a variety of cash prizes and trophies. The winners of the Best Overall Video received a trophy that was “manufactured” from component parts of each of the participating manufacturers. This one of a kind trophy travels each year with the winner of successive competitions.
Dr. Melissa Root, a film festival judge and senior producer at Root Success Solutions, a New London, CT company marrying video production and education commented, “The quality of the student videos was much improved over the past few years and the teams were able to highlight the unique qualities of the manufacturing companies in the region.”
2019 Video Challenge
"What's So Cool About Manufacturing?"
Best Overall Video Award: Quinebaug Middle College & Spirol
Best Narration Award: Woodstock Academy & Linemaster Switch
Outstanding Educational Value Award: Norwich Free Academy & Jaypro
Most Creative Award: Woodstock Academy & Linemaster Switch
1st Place Plainfield High & Westminster Tool
2nd Place Quinebaug Middle College & Spirol
3rd Place Windham High & Incord