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UNESCO supports the competition "Fly Your Ideas" Airbus, for students, with the aim of promoting the development of a new generation of engineers. A detailed report on UNESCO's "nursery" of engineers highlights the skills gap that threatens both industry growth. And the aviation industry is no exception. There are aircraft engineers at the end of their studies in sufficient quantity to meet the needs of industry, and almost half of them choose an alternative career after graduation graduation.
Thanks to the competition "Fly Your Ideas" Airbus allows students to discover the world of aviation arousing their interest in aviation industry. This international competition, now in its third edition, challenges students around the world to develop new ideas to the aviation service industry more sustainable. The competition takes place in three phases, at the end of which five teams will be selected for the final which will be held in the summer of 2013, offering the chance to win a prize 30.000 euro. To all the teams will be assigned a "mentor Airbus" that will accompany them throughout the development of their project. New in this edition, Airbus will provide their expert advice during the crucial stages of the competition.
"Engineers can change the world. Through 'Fly Your Ideas' in young people want to turn the enthusiasm for aviation and the fascinating opportunities that this sector is able to offer ", said Charles Champion, Executive Vice-President Engineering di Airbus e patrocinatore di “Fly Your Ideas”.
"The expertise in the technology evolves and the best technical level may not be sufficient to lead innovation, promote an idea or develop the social skills necessary for the management of multicultural teams and be competitive on world market. "Fly Your Ideas" provides students of all disciplines the opportunity to innovate and to work together, As is the case with Airbus, within international and multidisciplinary team ".