NEWS: Skills Month is coming to Bradford in October

FUTURE talent will be on the agenda later this year as Skills Month comes to the district in October.

It will focus on supporting, nurturing and inspiring future talent, and will see the coming together of Bradford Manufacturing Weeks and Tech Week.

In addition, organisations from the health and social care, and culture sectors will also be involved.

A number of partners are behind the month-long series of events, including Bradford Council, SkillsHouse, Bradford Chamber of Commerce, LOCALiQ and Future Transformation.

Across the month, businesses from all over the district will open their doors for young people to learn about new career options and the skills needed.

Bradford Manufacturing Weeks brings manufacturers, schools and young people together through tours, work experience, seminars, exhibitions and events held at manufacturer premises and key locations across the district.

It will take place between October 3 and 14 with the aim of introducing the district’s manufacturers to young people and boost apprenticeship numbers.

Those looking to get involved in Bradford Manufacturing Weeks can register their interest here for schools and here for businesses.

Tech Week was launched in 2020 to help young people into careers in digital industries.

Tim Rogers, of Future Transformation, said: “Bradford Tech Week evolves into its third year with events happening across the district and covering gaming, coding, AI, space, satellites, tech for good, careers and challenges with a range of activities, programmes and workshops for people to learn more and discover the incredible opportunities that exist in the district.”

Skills Month will also include events highlighting careers in the creative industries, including Fright Week from October 22 to 31, presented by Artworks.

Alongside a programme of scary films children and grown-ups will also be able to experience a week of workshops including scary make up and sound effects.