2018 Video Challenge
"Connecticut Manufacturing, A Day in the Life"
The EAMY'S will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ Quinebaug Valley Community College,
742 Upper Maple St, Danielson, CT 06239, USA
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EAMA Announces 2018 Video Challenge Theme & Teams
The Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) is a group of over 50+ manufacturing
companies and educational institutions in New London and Windham counties that promote networking, manufacturing career awareness/programs and training opportunities.
EAMA (Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance) coordinates a program that brings local high schools and manufacturers together to educate students on the career opportunities in manufacturing and to provide information on the skills required to be successful in the manufacturing field.
The theme for the upcoming challenge is “Connecticut Manufacturing: A Day in the Life”
Manufacturers include metal fabricators, plastic molding companies and mold builders, a wire
redraw mill, a footswitch manufacturer, custom netting manufacturer, submarine fabricator and aerospace component manufacturers. This year’s competition focus is on the different professions within manufacturing. Students will visit their partner companies, interview employees and learn what happens daily in the world of manufacturing.
The video series is a way to highlight the new and advanced manufacturing technologies, trends and processes that Eastern Connecticut companies have been embracing in order to compete in new markets. The goal of the competition is to engage and excite high school students about the opportunities available in local manufacturing companies. The association with the local technical community colleges highlights the educational opportunities available for successful advanced manufacturing careers.
The competition has 13 teams from 12 schools. “We could have fielded at least 5 more teams but we wanted to limit the participation so the screening at the culminating film festival wouldn’t run all night!” said Mary Fitzgerald, coordinator of the event and President of Acme Wire Products in Mystic, CT. “Over one third of the manufacturers are new participants to the event and we have several new high schools participating. School teams are made up from marketing classes, manufacturing classes, video production classes and after school clubs. Astor Place of New London has partnered with EAMA in developing and delivering video techniques to teams participating in the program.”
Videos will be published on the EAMA website in April for online voting and the event will culminate in a red carpet film festival – the EAMY Awards on April 26 th at Quinebaug Valley
Community College in Danielson, CT.