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2020 Show-Me Manufacturing Video Contest open for voting

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JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual Show-Me Manufacturing Video Contest is now open for voting. This annual competition challenges students to create videos answering the question, “What’s so cool about manufacturing?”

High school teams across Missouri went behind the scenes at their local factories to find out. From screenprinting to parts-manufacturing to cart-making, their films explore a variety of Missouri industries and potential careers.

2020 final contestants are:

  • Bourbon High School — Paramount Apparel International
  • Springfield GO CAPS — SRC Holdings Corporation
  • Monroe City High School — Doyle Equipment Manufacturing
  • New Haven High School — Henniges Automotive
  • Pattonville High School — National Cart Co.

Watch the videos and vote at mochamber.com/2020videocontestvote. Voting is open through March 27, 2020.

The contest is part of the Missouri Chamber’s Dream It. Do It. initiative to increase awareness of the abundant opportunities in the manufacturing and technology fields. It is supported by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Missouri, Toyota USA Foundation and Missouri Enterprise.

“The manufacturing industry is expected to add millions of jobs in the U.S. over the next decade, but employers are experiencing a shortage of workers to fill the high-tech, good paying jobs that manufacturing provides,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President & CEO. “Manufacturing Institute data has shown that students who experience manufacturing opportunities are more likely to pursue them. Through our Dream It. Do It. programs like the Show-Me Manufacturing Video Contest, we are opening up factory doors for students to experience what modern manufacturing careers are out there. With this contest, Missouri’s high school student filmmakers have the opportunity to broadcast their explorations of factories in their communities to thousands of their peers all across the state.”

Established in 2005, Dream It. Do It. is a national, grassroots effort aimed at raising the perception of manufacturing jobs and recruiting the next generation manufacturing workforce. The program is provided by the Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of National Association of Manufacturing.

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