Posted by Ron Searfoss on Nov 14, 2017
 
Our speaker last week was Jack Pfunder, President & CEO of MRC – Manufacturers Resource Center. The topic "What's So Cool About Manufacturing?" This is a student video contest for middle school students with the purpose to help build a strong pipeline of talent by giving students a new perspective on exciting STEM career opportunities that exist at area manufacturing companies.
 
These annual video contests excite students across Pennsylvania to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies. Each contest features an online vote for its Viewers' Choice Award.
 
The program is dedicated to changing perceptions and attitudes about advanced manufacturing careers in the Keystone State. This past year 123 middle school teams participated statewide, more than 3,300 attended award ceremonies, and more than 500,000 online votes were cast.
 
The video contests are run by Manufacturing Resource Center, where Jack is President and CEO.
 
Link to view actual presentations: https://youtu.be/PxOrylLYQ5E  These are done by middle school students throughout the Commonwealth. The future is looking bright!