ASPIRING Scarborough students could have engineered themselves a new career move thanks to a huge roadshow in the town.
Scarborough Engineering Week continued yesterday, with youngsters queuing up to savour technical and creative exhibits at the Spa.
Designed to attract businesses to show off their work, the week aims to grab youngsters; attention to a career in engineering.
Companies from across the globe have descended upon the town for the event to broaden pupil’s horizons and offer an insight into the profession.
The exhibitors include Perry Slingsby Systems, who are showing off a robotic arm, and FARO, which has a 3D laser gun for people to sample.
A Steward Grand Prix Formula One car, other robots and mechanical diggers are also on display.
Other companies involved in the event include Castle Employment Agency, Yorkshire Coast College, York Potash, NYnet and Offshore Wind.
Scarborough company Plaxton also showed off its restored 1929 Leyland Tiger bus, which will take part in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Parade in London.
Peter Wilkinson, a co-ordinator for the event, said: “There is lots of encouragement for young minds.
“It is important for Scarborough to have a sustainable future in the niche market of 21st century engineering.”