A KEY supporter of Bradford Tech Week is keen to inspire young people to consider a career in the tech industry.

National firm CityFibre, is the UK's third national digital infrastructure platform, and has existing networks in more than 60 town and cities.

The company provides broadband connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.

It will shortly commence the building of its open-access full fibre network to homes across Bradford.

As well as sponsoring the first week of its kind in the city, CityFibre is also funding a bespoke workshop, delivered by InnovateHer, which will look to inspire young people to consider a career in tech.

Kim Johnston, of CityFibre will be involved in the workshop. She said: "As the trend to homeworking looks set to stay, the building of reliable, ultrafast gigabit speed connectivity is crucial for residents in the city. As part of our drive to futureproof the infrastructure in a city, we also look to inspire the next generation to make best use of the vastly increased network speeds our network provides.

"Activities like the InnovateHer workshop will hopefully inspire young people to think about their future and the tech skills needed for the future of work.

"The CityFibre state-of-the-art full fibre network is coming to Bradford. 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 and help drive the digital revolution."

Tech Week has been launched by Bradford Means Business, The Telegraph & Argus, LOCALiQ and tech experts Exa Networks. Beginning today the initiative aims to help young people into careers in digital industries.

The programme will all be online this year, with three workshops taking place throughout the week as well as content hosted on the Virtual Colleges platform.

Tech Week aims to firmly place the idea of tech as a career into the minds of school and college students across the district and challenge them to think about how tech impacts on almost every type of business.

The team behind the initiative have been working closely with the University of Bradford, Bradford College, City Fibre, Exa Networks, Cloud2, Teledyne, BTL, Virtual College, and Emerald, to develop an interactive programme for students and give them a taste of life in the tech sector.

Visit bradfordmeansbusiness.com for more information.