SmartStems Hub Event - North Lanarkshire

We recently attended the SmartSTEMs Hub Event at New College Lanarkshire in partnership with Young Enterprise Scotland.

The event was focused on discussing the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEMs) career opportunities for local secondary school pupils in North Lanarkshire. It was fascinating to see all the different companies’ perspectives on how STEMs impact their careers and how well the children engaged with these stands.

On Commsworld’s stand we decided to showcase to the pupils what we do in the field, and what we will be doing in their community as we transform North Lanarkshire Council’s digital infrastructure.

 We had Commsworld engineers doing some amazing fibre splicing demonstrations (Fibre splicing is the act of joining two optical fibres end-to-end, to further the connection) they seemed to be very interested in the demonstration and lots of enthusiastic pupils got to have a go for themselves, this hands-on approach engaged lots of the young people and we hoped to have helped inspire them.

 We also had a very motivational presentation from our Service Delivery Manager, Lynne McKay to over 200 pupils. She shared her journey in STEMs and discussed topics such as the importance of communication, and how a career in STEMs can have   such a positive impact on our community. It was fascinating to hear the different perspectives of the presenters and exhibitors.  It was clear to see the enthusiasm of the young people in attendance.

 Overall, the event was a great learning experience for the young people, and we are sure they’ll be able to take the lessons they learned from the event and hopefully be inspired to have a career in STEMs.

 We hope to have played a part in showcasing career opportunities to young people looking to venture into STEMs and are looking forward to attending more events like these in the future.


 We have definitely found some young fibre splicers in the making!