A virtual reality Usain Bolt race challenge, robots and hands-on space-age technology will help to push student visitor numbers at a Scarborough engineering exhibition to 26,000 next month.
That will be the total of students who will have visited Scarborough Engineering Week, which started at the Plaxton coachbuilders site eight years ago and has since had to relocate to bigger space at Scarborough Spa.
The annual Scarborough Engineering Week is designed to show young people how science, technology, engineering and mathematics are so important for inspiring careers and the country’s future.
This biggest-ever employer-led event takes place at the Spa between October Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12, with schools and colleges from throughout the area invited.
It is also open to families on the evening of Tuesday October10 from 4.30-6.30pm.
The event is free of charge and organised by Scarborough Business Ambassadors, North Yorkshire Business enterprise Parnership, the York/North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, North Yorkshire County Council, the Spa, headline sponsor Sirius Minerals and Scarborough Borough Council.
Making its re-appearance will be the renowned 40ft long hi-tech Mantra vehicle which gives visitors the chance to use with latest technology.
There will be 35 exhibitors and employers present will include Sirius Minerals, McCain, Unison, Army, Navy, Dale Power Solutions, Schneider, LeGrand, James Fischer Nuclear, Rosti Automotive, Cirrus Research, Woodall Nicholson and Komatsu. Along with our education supporters, Derwent Training, Scarborough TEC, Hull University, Scarborough UTC, Coventry University Scarborough and Scarborough Sixth Form plus many more.
Peter Wilkinson, of the Business Ambassadors, and who co-founded the event with Alan Pickering, of Unison, said: “It’s a fabulous, stimulating, motivating event that is now being emulated across the country.”