The Big Winners
RA Jones Middle School and Mazak Corporation won the Viewers Choice Award for their “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” Video. Sponsored by Dream It Do It’s OKI, the video contest was created to change perceptions of manufacturing, as a recruiting tool for vocational and technical schools and educate young people about manufacturing as a career choice.
Teams from local middle schools partnered with regional companies to produce a short video profiling the company and answering “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing”. Created over a four-month period, the entries were then judged by an expert panel and public vote.