Bradford will have its first Tech Week beginning on Monday 19th October 2020, being a values led initiative to help close the skills gap, productivity gap, aspiration gap and inequality gap which have all widened over the last few year and accelerated throughout COVID.

Launched by Bradford Means Business, the T&A, LOCALiQ and tech experts EXA networks, TECH week aims to bring the idea of tech as a career to the minds of school and college students across the district and challenge them to think about how tech impacts on almost every business type, even those you don’t think of as requiring tech skills in this developing and diverse sector, from simple data inputting, through to development of the latest Artificial Intelligence and everything in between.

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. Kindly supported by Bradford’s business community, educators, social enterprises, local authority, culture sector and our communities, TECH week is live on Monday 19th October 2020.

You can follow development, the programme, the sponsorship and media coverage both on Bradford Means Business and the T&A website and in print in the T&A. To see the list of partners supporting Tech Week 2020 please click here.

All of the content will be visible for schools, students, teachers and parents with LOCALiQ running strong and engaging digital marketing campaigns to reach young people not in employment or education.

  • You will be able to access the content on the Bradford Means Business website or by clicking here which will take you through to the courses page.
  • We are also proud to be partnered with the Science Festival and sharing our resources with them you can reach that content by clicking here.

We are always interested to hear from our readers so please do let us know what you think about Tech Week and if you will like to be involved please do email bradfordmeansbusiness@localiq.co.uk.  

Steve Lowe

“We are delighted to be working closely with the tech giants in the district alongside the University and Council to develop this new programme, especially as a digital media company ourselves.”

Steve Lowe, Advertising Director at the T&A and LOCALiQ