Lights...Cameras...Careers in Action!

Calling all students and teachers! It is your time to shine...prizes are on the line!

Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is hosting the 2023 Careers in Action student video contest for schools in our 19-county region! Prizes will be awarded to winning teachers for the best video within each of the five industry categories and divisions.

What is Careers in Action?

Careers in Action (CIA) is an opportunity for students to get "boots on the ground" experience, knowledge, and information from local employers in high demand industries, all while using their unique creativity to capture their experiences and knowledge gained through video creation. Sound interesting? See below for how to get started, rules, judging, and prizes for this year's Careers in Action video contest!

CIA 2023 Contest Guidelines (PDF)

  • Participating schools must in the West Central Texas Workforce Development Area.
  • Videos must be student-made with the sponsorship of a teacher from the participating school. The sponsor's role is to mentor the students through planning and production of the video and to review the video prior to submitting it to the contest.
  • Teachers may submit up to 3 (three) of their top videos for consideration for prizes. Only one video may be submitted per student or student group.
  • Videos must contain the following:
    • Introductory title frame, including campus name, sponsoring teacher's name, industry, career, and student(s) name(s). 
    • Essential knowledge, skills, and abilities the selected career requires.
    • Information about the career's various pathways including applicable high school courses, CTE programs, Career Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs), and postsecondary education and training leading to certifications, licensures, and/or degrees,
    • Closing frame including list of people involved in creating the video and credits to any participants from the selected career field. 
  • We highly encourage students to meet with a local employer to gain real-world knowledge of the selected career and include this perspective in the video.
  • Submissions must not contain text or imagery that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, or libelous; or contain text or imagery that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual, or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  • Videos must be between 2 - 3 minutes in length, from the beginning title frame to the end of credits.
  • Any video outside of the time constraints will not be accepted.
  • Videos must be submitted in one of the following formats:
    • MPG
    • MPEG
    • MOV
    • WMV


  • All videos must be submitted by Friday, March 10, 2023, by 4:00 pm CST.
  • No late submissions will be accepted.

Originality & Permissions

  • Videos must be original and unpublished works. Videos may not appear on any public website or be made available to the public during the contest's duration.
  • Contestants will receive notification from Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas after the conclusion of the contest with further information regarding future use of contest videos.
  • Videos may not have been previously submitted, distributed, aired, or have won any other award in any other competition.
  • The video must not infringe upon or violate any laws or any third-party rights, including, but not limited to, copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights and must not lead to any cause of action including libel, defamation, privacy violation, contract breach or tort. 
  • Contestants must obtain all necessary permissions, licenses, clearances, releases, waivers of moral rights and other approvals from third parties (including but not limited to all copyright holders and all individuals appearing in the video submission), necessary to use the video submission, in whole or in part, in any way, including without limitation, to reproduce, make derivatives, edit, modify, translate, distribute, transmit, publish, license, and broadcast the video submission worldwide, by any means.
  • Any and all such permissions, licenses, clearances, releases, waivers or moral rights and approvals but be attached to the contest entry form.
  • Copyright-free, loyalty-free, and Creative Commons music is acceptable. However, be sure to attribute the original author in credits.

Examples of Previous Years' Entries:

Industry Options:

  • Emergency Services

  • Healthcare

  • Information Technology

  • Manufacturing

  • Skilled Trades

Emergency Services
Information Technology
Manufacturing BCMA Sponsor
Skilled Trades