Photo: QMC students took 1st place in the Third Annual Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance Video Challenge and Film Festival.
EASTCONN’s Quinebaug Middle College (QMC) students took 1st place for Outstanding Videography and 3rd place in the Viewer’s Choice category at the Third Annual Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA) Video Challenge and Film Festival.
“Our students worked long and hard producing this video,” said QMC Principal Gino LoRicco. “I couldn’t be prouder of their accomplishment and the quality of the work that they collectively produced.”
Annually, high schools across eastern Connecticut partner with local manufacturers to produce a video that will educate students and communities about how manufacturing companies are changing through the use of technology, new skills and systems. Nearly 100 students across 14 high school teams participated in the 2017 challenge.
“The entire opportunity was invaluable,” said QMC math teacher Robyn Incera. “For some students, it validated their interest in a manufacturing career.”
Ten QMC students collaborated with local manufacturer Unicorr, located in Putnam, to produce the winning films. Students toured Unicorr and learned about their manufacturing process. In addition, students were able to connect with key personnel, including the company president.
QMC offers different academic pathways to the manufacturing field. Academically qualified QMC seniors can enroll in Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) Advanced Manufacturing classes.
Visit www.eamainc.com/results.html to see the 2017 EAMA Video Challenge films.
QMC is currently enrolling academically motivated students who will enter grades 9-12 in 2017-2018.
Visit www.eastconn.org/qmc to download an application or call QMC Principal Gino LoRicco at 860-932-4040 for more information.