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Show-Me Manufacturing: Vote now for student-made videos

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Voting has begun in the first-ever Show-Me Manufacturing video contest.

This new program allowed students from five Missouri schools to connect with local manufacturers. The students were tasked with creating videos that answered the question: What’s so cool about manufacturing?

“There are so many misconceptions out there about what modern manufacturing looks like. Many students and parents think of manufacturing as a dirty, dangerous, low-paying career. However, it’s quite the opposite,” said Brian Crouse, vice president of the Missouri Chamber Foundation. “The MO DIDI LOGOstudents who took part in the Show-Me Manufacturing video contest learned that many of today’s factory floors are filled with automation, robotics and skilled workers. Missouri needs more of our young people to choose this career path and we think this video contest is one way to point student in that direction.”

The contest is part of the Missouri Chamber’s new Dream it. Do It. initiative, a national effort organized by the National Association of Manufacturing – Manufacturing Institute, to encourage manufacturers to open their doors and promote manufacturing career pathways to area youth.

For the first year, Show-Me Manufacturing started by focusing on high schools in Lincoln County. Toyota-Bodine in Troy partnered with the effort.

Next year, the contest will be looking to expand.

Voting in the current contest lasts through midnight on Feb. 28. The video that receives the most “likes” on YouTube wins the public opinion award.

Watch the videos below and click “like” to register your votes! You may have to create a free Google account to vote.

Elsberry High School

Silex High School

Troy Ninth Grade Center

Troy High School

Winfield High School

To learn more about Dream It. Do It. and the Show-Me Manufacturing video contest, contact Brian Crouse at bcrouse@mochamber.com or by phone 573.634.3511.

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