Integrating Israeli Arabs into Israel’s high tech industry
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Formed in 2008, Tsofen works to integrate Israeli Arabs into Israel’s high tech industry, which brings crucial new business to the Galil and helps bridge socio-economic gaps between Arabs and Jews in the region.
Tsofen’s practical approach to dealing with disparities in this crucial Israeli sector has reaped impressive results. So far they have increased the number of high-tech engineering positions in Nazareth to 350, up from just 30 in 2008.
The organisation’s eight training courses for young people aiming for a career in this sector have an 85% alumni placement rate and Israel’s leading high-tech companies are recruiting from Tsofen’s database of over 1,500 qualified Arab candidates. The organisation has particular success with female candidates, placing 100% of the Arab women it trains in high-tech jobs.
United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) provides Tsofen with a grant to enable this initiative continue to grow and flourish.
"Tsofen has placed 100% of the Arab women it has trained in high-tech jobs."
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