Bradford Tech Week is pioneering a new initiative across the district. Organisations including Bradford Council, the University of Bradford, colleges and community groups have come together to launch the event to help young people discover careers in the digital field.

In a first for the city the week will highlight Bradford’s burgeoning Tech scene, looking at current trends in the area as well as looking at what kinds of jobs will dominate in the future.

Tech Week will officially take place in October following on from Bradford Manufacturing Weeks which will also take place earlier in the month.

Rashik Parmar who grew up in West Yorkshire and is an IBM Fellow and Vice President and one of Europe’s leading experts in this field said the event would be a huge success.

“Bradford’s first Tech Week will open the door to new opportunities for businesses in Bradford whilst providing new career opportunities for young people.

“Technology allows young people to unlock their potential in the global marketplace, I am sure Bradford Tech week will inspire all those who attend.”