Bradford Tech Week will be providing young people with real-life experience of working within the technology industry and giving businesses the chance to showcase potential careers.

Keighley College is delighted to be involved, confident that the local initiative will give its students a broader understanding of the industry.

College Principal, Steve Kelly, says: “Covid has been a challenging time for everyone, but technology keeps moving us forward.

“There is tech behind everything, and this is a great opportunity for young people to meet and speak to employers, and to get an understanding about the importance of the tech, manufacturing, and digital industries.

“Tech Week will give students of all ages an opportunity to see what’s available, to widen their horizons, and to be motivated.

“At the college, we want to raise their aspirations by exposing them to as wide a range of opportunities as possible, while ensuring that we provide them with a high level of support to fulfil their potential.

“These types of initiatives expose what is available locally, and Tech Week will go a long way to putting Bradford district on the map as being at the heart of the technology and communications industry.”

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Keighley College strives to extend the knowledge, skills and abilities of all its students, and to provide them with as much real life work experience as possible in order to supplement their studies.

They have a wide and varied range of apprenticeship courses including manufacturing, engineering, digital, and business.

Steve says: ”Our apprentices act as ambassadors for educational institutions as well as for the companies that employ them.

“As educators and training providers supplying apprentices to the workforce, we have to be flexible. We need to meet the needs of our businesses, so it is important for us to have conversations with employers about how to shape our curriculum to supply the right training.

“We support learning at every level – right through to degrees. We want our students to study locally to as high a level as they can, to take them forward in their future careers. And we want to make them employable locally in industries where tech is becoming increasingly important.

"We also offer a wide range of essential Digital Literacy courses for those not confident with technology to improve their skills."

“We have a saying at the college: Go near - Go far,” adds Steve. “Come and learn with us, and we’ll make sure to help you go as far as you can in your working life.”

Bradford Tech Week starts on October 19, 2020

Tel: 01535 685000


Keighley College, Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

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