Tech-Career

Tech-Career
Program Name: 
Technology Training Program
Grant Year: 
2010
Grant Type: 
Israel
Grant Amount: 
$25,000
Interest Area: 
Economic Development
Grant Purpose: 

The Technology Training Program develops programming for professional training aimed at integrating a greater number of Ethiopian Israelis into high tech industries. 

Description: 

Established in 2002, Tech-Career offers Ethiopian Israeli young adults technological training, personal development workshops and job placement services.  Its training programs aim to increase the number of Ethiopians working in high tech industries and decrease the number dependent on economic and social services.  Between 2004 and 2009, 83% of Tech Career graduates, i.e. 52 individuals, were employed in high tech industries as software developers or software quality assurance professionals.  Tech-Career is seeking to ensure that by 2012 at least 1,000 of its Ethiopian Israeli students will be working in high tech industries.