Yorkshire Coast College at Engineering Week

Yorkshire Coast College staff and students are busy preparing for Scarborough Engineering Week at the Spa Venue in Scarborough on 13th – 15th October 2015. The team will be showcasing their specialist equipment and offering a range of activities over the three days. Including demos from the 3D Printer and Virtual Welder, as well as a tyre change challenge and circuit building exercise.

The 3 day event is aimed at young people aged from 4-19 years, and will showcase some of the most prominent local and regional business’ who rely on a skilled engineering workforce to enable them to be successful.

Martin Eves Curriculum Manager for Engineering at Yorkshire Coast College said: ‘Engineering is evolving and driving economic change in our area. Modern engineers have to understand mechanical, electronic and electrical skills as the technology around them changes. At Yorkshire Coast College we are responding to these changes and have a range of programmes designed to give students the skills needed to be part of it. We have blended our courses to allow students to work in real engineering workshops, whilst they learn how modern technology is used in design and manufacture processes. Now is a perfect time to embark on a career in engineering and we are attending Scarborough Engineering Week to promote the fabulous facilities at Yorkshire Coast College and to encourage students take their first steps.’

Sian Harrison Director of School Services said: Yorkshire Coast College are pleased to be involved with the event as it has proved very successful in previous years and we hope that with the demand for Engineers within the locality will in turn mean that more people will start to think about a career in Engineering.

It is very important that Yorkshire Coast College continues to be part of and support Engineering Week within the Scarborough area because we as a college are responsible for training the future workforce both locally and regionally. At Yorkshire Coast College we provide students with access to machines in workshops that replicate those within industry, so what better way to explore them than have a go at Engineering week? After all, that’s what vocational

learning is all about – it’s about being hands on