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Published: 22 December 2022

Two of our academics amaze with robotics display at 'Developing the Young Workforce West' Event

Dr Lina Mohjazi and Dr Ahmad Taha, leading researchers and teachers in the field of Autonomous Systems and Connectivity, attended a DYW (Developing the Young Workforce) 'STEM West 2022' event earlier this month at West College Scotland's Clydebank campus. Discussing with secondary school pupils their choice of STEM subjects, they inspired and amazed them with an interactive hands-on teleoperation robotics demo!

Pair of images from DYW West event with Dr Lina Mohjazi

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year programme set up by the Scottish Government, that aims to better prepare children and young people from 3–24 for the world of work. This programme builds on the foundations already in place as part of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). The programme’s headline aim is to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021.

Through Developing the Young Workforce West, employers are able to engage with local young people, allowing insight into their industry and the opportunity to develop and source their future workforce.

Dr Mohjazi and Dr Taha say it was a "true pleasure" to meet the young people at the event. Hopefully many of them will go on to consider careers in electronics and engineering, and emulate the success of our wonderful Glasgow College UESTC academics.


First published: 22 December 2022