The College of Academic Studies at Or Yehuda

College For Academic Studies at Or Yehuda
Program Name: 
The Dan School for Hi Tech Professions
Grant Year: 
2012
Grant Type: 
Israel
Grant Amount: 
$100,000
Interest Area: 
Economic Development
Grant Purpose: 

The Dan School for Hi Tech Professions provides academic degrees, mentorship and job placement in the hi-tech and IT fields for 130 students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Description: 

Initiated in 2006 by leading hi-tech and IT companies and approved by the Ministry of Education in 2011, Dan Academic Center (DAC) provides access to academic studies and employment in the hi-tech and IT industries. DAC is a public non-profit academic college that offers undergraduate programs in computer science, management information systems and business administration.  In 2012, it enrolled 180 students, 7% of whom come from the social and geographic periphery.  In 2013, DAC merged with the College for Academic Studies at Or Yehuda (MLA), a leading institution in its fields of studies, combining up-to-date education with practical and applied approaches that provide graduates with teh ability to successfully face real world challenges.  DAC now sits under the larger umbrella of MLA.

Grant Quote: 

"Your support enables talented and ambitious students from the social and geographic periphery—Israeli-Ethiopians, Israeli Arabs and Druze, ultra-orthodox, new immigrants and other sectors—to pursue academic studies in high tech industries.” - Professor Niv Ahituv, Phd., President, Dan Academic Center