WHO ARE WE
WE are Future Transformation, an ambitious young digital start-up working to provide content, events and opportunities for the people of Bradford.
Our population is dominated by the younger age groups; almost one third (30.2%) of the District is aged less than 20 and nearly seven in ten are aged less than 50.
Despite this abundance of natural resources our young people are being failed and we see consistently low levels of educational attainment and high rates of unemployment in the district.
Our roots are in this city and we have seen, time after time, how we have been neglected by the central government and those in power.
We know there are challenges here but we believe that armed with the right knowledge, links and support, we can ‘level up’ the district, close the equality divide, skills and productivity gap and can work together to rebalance the economy.
Future Transformation provides pathways to those opportunities for all residents of Bradford along with attracting talent from other areas to build a life in the district.
As a social enterprise working for the good of all, we collaborate with employers, business leaders, local authorities, schools, colleges, University, community groups and others to target and match up their specific needs.
Through this work we will see a workforce that is highly skilled, highly productive and will provide Bradford with economic growth.
As a values led organisation we are inclusive and sustainable, committed to Bradford heart and soul.
We have three clear aims:
- To identify the opportunities that exist now and in the future with updates and continuing support for the skills, knowledge and qualifications employers are looking for.
- Connecting education institutions to employers and vice versa. Schools and colleges are incredibly busy and no longer have the time or resources to help students with careers so we want to be that bridge between education and employer. Using experience gained from working on similar projects for many years in different parts of the country there is a real appetite in Bradford for the work that Future Transformation does.
- Developing the talent that exists is Bradford, there are many people across the district who have not dared to dream about their futures for whatever reason, they may be a stay-at-home- parent interested in creative work like writing, Future Transformation can then harness that talent and provide pathways and training to help those people fulfil their potential and ambition.
‘Diversity’ has become a cliché but we are believers in inclusion across all spectrums.
The more diverse an organisation or society, the better the ideas, outcomes and impact it will make. If everyone thinks the same, has had the same upbringing, same experiences, same challenges then the ideas will be the same. We need to celebrate difference and welcome it in all of its forms.
Bradford was once one of the richest cities in the world as the centre of the wool trade.
Times have changed but the legacy remains. It was- and will always be- a truly amazing place thanks to the likes of Sir Titus Salt, the Brontes and David Hockney and more.
There are more than 140 dialects spoken in our great district and we believe Tech is the one language that can unite us and create prosperity for all.
We want to reclaim our rightful place on the national and international map and we firmly believe that with our abundance of natural talent and the right connections and networks we can transform our future once more.