Bradford Tech Week Inspires Young People
Bradford Tech Week, an initiative that aims to encourage young people to start a career in tech, will take place next month.
20:21 25 September 2020
The first Bradford Tech Week is taking place in the third week of October as a part of Skills Month across Bradford. It will follow the Bradford Manufacturing Weeks.
The initiative, which aims to inspire the district's young people to start a career in the tech industry locally, is being launched by LOCALiQ, the digital arm of the Telegraph & Argus, in partnership with Bradford Council and the University of Bradford.
Businesses that are involved in the initiative include Morrisons, IBM, Emerald, CityFibre and PwC as well as SMEs like Virtual College, BTL, Exa Networks, Yeme Architects and Gordons.
Tim Rogers, who is responsible for partnerships with LOCALiQ 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, programmes and workshops.