TeenTech to expand reach following DCMS partnership

Events promoting technology among young people to will take place in a raft of new areas, including Milton Keynes and Bristol.

Joe Lepper | 16th Nov 18

TeenTech, the not for profit organisation that promotes digital careers among young people, is to expand into new areas next year.

The move follows a funding pledge from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and will see festival days to promote technology and science among young people in new cities and towns across the UK for the organisation.

TeenTech has been running its festival days since 2008 and after forming a partnership with the DCMS it will run events in areas including Milton Keynes, Leicester, West Midlands, Bristol and Hull for the first time.

The first confirmed date is the Milton Keynes festival, which will take place on 11 July.

Other activities in each area  include school events, which bring together teachers with tech industry leaders in their local area.

Creating the next generation of digital leaders

The aim is to foster long term relationships between the tech sector and schools.

“It is great to see TeenTech developing initiatives to help the next generation of digital leaders reach their full potential in society and the future workplace,” said Minister for Digital Margot James

Their industry-led programmes inform and engage young people about possible career paths, breaking down stereotypes and raising aspirations. I’m delighted that we’re creating a partnership with TeenTech so they can reach more young people.”