Sign up for Bradford Tech Week!

Bradford Tech Week – Monday 19 October to Friday 23 October - sign-up links below.

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, CityFibre, Exa Networks, Cloud2, Teledyne, BTL, Virtual College, Emerald and many more to develop an interactive programme of activities 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.

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

Tech Week Activities Programme:

  • EXA HACK JAM : Wednesday 21st October 9:30am to 3:30pm

A junk modelling challenge with a strong emphasis on creativity, initiative, resourcefulness and collaboration.  Participants are required to collaborate in teams to solve a tech problem using limited resources, against the clock. This activity can be accessed at school or by individuals studying at home. This activity workshop is suitable for pupils in Year 8 and 9.

Schools may be able to request a live version of the event to be scheduled at an alternative time or date

Please click here to register for the event

  • INNOVATEHER : Friday 23rd October at 13:00 

A workshop to inspire young people to consider tech as a careers choice and to encourage them to consider studying computer science and STEM subjects as part of further or higher education. This workshop is aimed at young people from Year 10 to Year 13 and helps them to explore the roles available in the sector and map out what their career journey could look like.

This event will be delivered virtually, either in the classroom with teacher support or remotely by individuals studying at home. All participants will complete their own ‘Future Map’ as part of the workshop.

Please click here to register for the event

  • VIRTUAL VIDEO GAMES TOUR : Thursday 22nd October at 11am

A whistle-stop tour around Bradford for young people with an interest in video games and interactive entertainment who are considering a career in this industry sector. The workshop will also raise awareness of businesses in Bradford who contribute to the video game industry, giving participants an overview of pathways into tech roles in a growing and fast moving sector.

The activity is aimed at young people in Year 8 and 9 and  can be accessed in school or by individuals studying at home. Schools may be able to request a live version of the event to be scheduled at an alternative time or date

Please click here to register for the event


Opportunity

Published: 09/10/2020
Audience: ICT teachers, Senior Leadership, digital curriculum leads, secondary teachers
Contact: Dale Hunter

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