Beyond the Rock students take home big checks

Beyond-the-rockA new and unique opportunity recently found its way to the Beyond the Rock team this year. The Manufacturers Council Workforce Development Committee teamed up with the Kent Intermediate School District in a new video competition. Students were challenged with creating a 1-3 minute video focused on manufacturing. The goal of the videos was to change the misperception that many people have that the manufacturing industry is in decline, when, really, the opposite is true.

One of the goals of the contest was to show the manufacturing industry in a positive light while allowing local manufacturers to showcase their companies. In addition, the contest organizers also hoped that the videos would focus on what skills are necessary to be successful when seeking one of a variety of manufacturing jobs in today’s market.

Four teams from Rockford placed in the top 10, and ultimately one BTR team took home second place honors for their video. Allison Reichenbach and Lynsey Bettig teamed up with MEDBIO Inc. for a captivating video which was both informative and persuasive. The team walked away with a $2,000 check for the program as well as a very impressive trophy for their accomplishment. In addition,

The BTR team also received a check for $1,500 for having the most entries in the contest as well as the most entries per capita student population. It was another

great opportunity and experience for the students, and a great chance to yet again team up with the local community.


Other Stories from the Squire

Top News…


Event during National Law Enforcement Recognition Week   Rockford North Rockford Middle … [Continue Reading...]

pic from Cindy

  This year’s Relay for Life in Rockford, with the theme of superheroes, had plenty of … [Continue Reading...]

Photo 8

ROCKFORD, Mich., May 5, 2015 – The Rockford Education Foundation (REF) has chosen a program that … [Continue Reading...]


John Bitely of Sable Development talks to the board about his intentions to remove sand from acreage … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

In Other News

Knowing Your Competition   by David Broyles SCORE Counselor   Regardless of … [Continue Reading...]

Downtown Rockford was as busy this sidewalk sale week as in past years, despite a heat index of over … [Continue Reading...]

Rockford resident, writer and photographer John Hogan shared this picture with the Squire. The … [Continue Reading...]

David S. Fry

They wrote the book on cottage law—literally Recently, Attorney David S. Fry opened the … [Continue Reading...]

More Posts from this Category

Speak Your Mind