Hundreds of students across Stirling will get the chance to develop their digital skills thanks to a sponsorship and support deal with CityFibre.

The Stirling Schools Digital Challenge, which is run by CodeBase Stirling, is now in its third year and delivers workshops to high school students across the region.

CityFibre – which is investing more than £10m to bring full fibre digital connectivity to Stirling and Bridge of Allan as part of its strategic partnership with Vodafone – has lent its backing to the Level:Up schools outreach program.

The workshops help students develop their digital and business skills as well as hearing inspiring talks from leaders and innovators in the world of business and tech.

This year, over 1,000 secondary school students will attend the workshops throughout October and November. The workshops are part of CodeBase Stirling’s Level:Up skills development initiative.

Janine Matheson, Head of CodeBase said: “The schools’ challenge is one of the highlights of our year. We love spreading our enthusiasm for tech and digital to the S1s right across Stirling.

“They’re always so engaged and keen to learn new skills. These workshops will hopefully inspire them to think about their future and the tech skills needed for the future of work.”

Elaine Doherty, City Manager for CityFibre added: “The digital revolution and a state-of-the-art full fibre network has arrived in Stirling. Full fibre down every street will fundamentally change the way we work, play and live.  For it to be used to its full advantage, it needs young people armed with the skills and knowledge needed to use it and realise the benefits it brings. Workshops offered by the likes of CodeBase are vital in teaching kids the skills they need and we’re proud to support them.

For more information please contact Barry McDonald on 07968 141 895 or barry@thisiscodebase.com

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