Edge Factor Breaks New Ground: LaunchPoint TV Series
In partnership with Cox Cable 7, Edge Factor will be broadcasting the pilot LaunchPoint series.
BOSTON, MA [Sept. 2, 2013] - From the Producers of the Edge Factor Show comes LaunchPoint: a fast paced, high impact video series that tells inspirational, real-life stories of successful manufacturers. Edge Factor is excited to announce their new partnership with Cox Cable 7 to broadcast LaunchPoint Season 1 in homes across Arizona in 2014.
LaunchPoint provides unique insights on manufacturing education and career pathways that postgraduates took to launch a rewarding manufacturing career. Based on true stories, LaunchPoint goes back in time to show what initially inspired the main character to get involved with manufacturing and features their lead Instructor, training facility, Employer and workplace. The purpose of this series is to equip parents and students with pathways they can emulate, as they consider how to launch their own exciting careers in manufacturing.
This 12 episode TV series is being filmed in 5 major U.S. cities, with 3 episodes per location. From coast to coast, Edge Factor is filming LaunchPoint in Boston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Phoenix and Orange County, CA. Every story follows life themes and challenges that the main characters have had to overcome such as: How do you realize that your past doesn’t equal your future? How can a young woman make it in a “man’s world”? After one too many failures, how can you start over? The Edge Factor team is committed to finding diverse stories, allowing audiences of all ages and walks of life to relate and appreciate the main character’s journey.
The follow up to this TV series will be a Kit, packaged with multimedia recruiting and marketing resources. This Kit is designed to provide educators, employers and guidance counselors with tools to change the image of manufacturing and inspire students to pursue careers in manufacturing.
Edge Factor is proud to partner with Haas Automation Inc. and Sandvik Coromant as the Premier LaunchPoint Sponsors. Koma Precision, Mastercam, Tooling U and PLTW have joined the initiative as Gold Sponsors, along with NIMS as a Bronze Sponsor. Edge Factor is proud to have an incredible team of forward-thinking educational and industry leaders to stand with them, as they create high impact media to build and expand the manufacturing pipeline.