STEM Education / Changing Workforce

Students compete to make the coolest video on Philadelphia manufacturers


Apr 05, 2017

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Whooping and hollering, the team from East Norriton Middle School huddled and high-fived before leaving the stage Monday with their trophy for best team spirit at the first “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” video contest, sponsored by the Manufacturing Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

The contest is aimed at attracting young people to a career in manufacturing. “I’m just fascinated by creating and by fixing things,” said Braylan Farmer, 14, an eighth grader at Morrisville Middle School who yearns to study diesel mechanics. Her team won “best educational value” for its video about Harold Beck & Sons Inc., the Newtown based manufacturer of industrial equipment.

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