ONE of Scarborough’s most successful industries is about to showcase its talent and achievements as the curtains prepare to go up on this year’s Engineering Week.
The three-day event is set to feature some of the town’s biggest and most creative businesses.
As well as local talent, outside businesses are also playing a part in exhibiting how engineering plays a role in everyday life.
The idea behind Engineering Week is to not only attract businesses to the town, but also grab the attention of Scarborough’s youngsters and show them what can be achieved through a career in engineering.
Peter Wilkinson, one of the co-ordinators of the event, said: “This is all about investing in the future of Scarborough, and creating a sustainable industry.
“Engineering Week is a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of engineers, engage young minds and secure Scarborough’s future. Whether it’s school pupils, or just someone with an interest in engineering, everyone is welcome to come down to the Spa and have a look at what is on offer at the exhibition.”
Engineering Week is taking place with the support of a number of corporate sponsors, and is being held in conjunction with Yorkshire Coast College.
College principal Bonita Hodge said: “As a college we have to respond to the skills requirements of local businesses. Scarborough has a very successful engineering industry, and we want to make sure we are providing that industry with employable people to continue the successes into the future.
“Engineering Week is a great way to capture the imagination of young people and show them how exciting engineering can be.”
The exhibition will feature stands from various Scarborough companies, including bus builders Plaxton and Bluebird Vehicles, tube bending specialists Unison and generator manufacturers Dale Power Solutions.
There will also be displays showcasing a Formula One car and a specialist motorbike which can travel at 400 mph.