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Advanced Employment for Arab Israeli women academics

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The Challenge

Arab-Israelis make up 20% of Israel’s population yet constitute a mere 1.4% of Israel’s and Arab women are only 0.1%  of the lucrative booming high-tech industry. Many Arab women engineers who graduate with honors turn to teaching and other low paying jobs due to cultural barriers, remote access and low network skills needed in order to launch a job in the Isareli high-tech.  This group who is intergral part of the Israeli society needs to be recognized for its educational achievements and its strong ability to overcome challeneges that couldl lift Arab society from the periphery and into the main stream.

The Answer

The itworks’ Arab Women program aims to successfully integrate Arab Israeli women into quality and well-paying positions in Israel’s high-tech industry.

We work closely with employers who are committed to diversifying their workforce and see the benfits and healing socail diversity bring to israeli society. We research the market place and provide our graduates with the needed knowledge and skills on demand in order to get the maximum placement rates.

The Action Plan

The program includes vocational tech training and software programming, soft skills and leadership workshops, English lessons to improve the participants’ technical and business English skills, on-site seminars including visits to leading high-tech companies, as well as personal mentoring and job placement services.  Program graduates benefit from itworks’ support and guidance for up to a year post course.

We would like to thank Bank Hapoalim for their partnership and support of this program.

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