It is critically important that we encourage young people into this area as there is a worrying lack of school children choosing these subjects at school and moving into these careers to meet the current demand. Without young people choosing these careers, the UK will not be able to remain competitive in a crowded global market.
For the future economic growth and security of the UK, it is vital that we are competitive and this can only happen with new young talent being guided from an early stage. TheSKYLAB exists to engage young people, families and communities with STEM based organisations and companies to do just this.
Leading edge wing assembly. Image courtesy of Spirit Aerospace, Prestwick.