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Ten things KCOM did in the community this week

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KCOM has been at the heart of Hull for more than a century.

Since we started out as the Hull Municipal Telephone Department, way back in 1904, we’ve been part of Hull’s fabric – providing first phone lines and then cutting edge broadband and IT services to the region.

But we do much more than that. We’re connected to the local community and do whatever we can to support a wide range of schools, charities and groups.

To give you an idea of what we do, here’s a snapshot of the events we’ve supported in the past week alone.

  • We delivered four employability skills sessions at Wilberforce College. In total, 60 students studying either media, sport, IT or engineering took part.
  • Lindsay Rodgers, our head of IT delivery, visited Market Weighton School where she talked to a group of female students about her role at KCOM as part of our drive to encourage more women into tech and engineering.
  • We delivered an interview skills session to 25 pupils at Boulevard Academy, west Hull.
  • We attended a careers fair for Years 10 to 13 at Hull Collegiate and discussed different career opportunities available at KCOM with students and parents.
  • We provided a mentor to Malet Lambert School’s Young Enterprise Business Challenge which engaged with 300 students.
  • Two KCOM employees visited a careers fair for Year 8 pupils at St Mary’s College.
  • Thirty Year 4 students from Craven Primary Academy took a tour of our Lighthouse museum to look at the history of the phone and internet. They also took part in a fibre planning activity which centred around numeracy.
  • Collingwood Primary and Croxby Primary schools were both visited by our Simnet team who ran sessions explaining how the internet works.
  • KCOM teamed up with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to host two free get online sessions at Hessle and Willerby libraries

A team of women from departments across KCOM attended Women in Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) event at Hull’s Guildhall. The event was designed to encourage more women to consider careers in the tech sectors.

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