Bradford Tech Week
Bradford Council launches first Tech Week in a bid to inspire young people to start a career in tech.
06:30 16 September 2020
Bradford Council has partnered with LOCALiQ to launch the first Bradford Tech Week. Taking place in October, the event aims to inspire the district's young people to start a career in the local tech industry. The event is part of Skills Month across Bradford and will follow Bradford Manufacturing Weeks.
Tim Rogers, who is responsible for partnerships at LOCALiQ, the digital arm of the Telegraph & Argus, said: The aim is to provide young people with awareness about the opportunities that exist within tech in Bradford.
"After a first roundtable, we agreed we would launch Bradford Tech Week in October straight after Bradford Manufacturing Weeks to create October as Bradford Skills Month. It aims to provide young people with work experience, mentoring, office tours, case studies of different tech roles, programs and workshops."
Businesses that are involved in the event include Yeme Architects and Gordons, Virtual College, BTL, Openreach, Morrisons, IBM, PwC, and various SMEs. The event is also supported by the University of Bradford.
Mr Rogers added: "There is a great wealth of experience involved in Tech Week with leaders particularly keen to provide aspirational work and mentoring helping young people think more creatively and with more strategy in order to close the productivity gap, the skills gap and the inequality gap."