Closing the Digital Gap – Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young Adults
- Field of Interest:
- Economic Development, Israel
In Israel today, Ethiopian Israelis are confronted with many obstacles that deter their integration into society as a whole and into the high-tech sector in particular. In spite of high motivation levels, only 9% of Ethiopian Israeli soldiers are chosen to receive any technological or professional training in the army, which decreases their chances of attaining high level positions in the army and joining the high-tech sector post-army. Additionally, only 24% of Ethiopian Israelis attain a high school matriculation diploma and therefore cannot gain access to a university-level education.
The Closing the Digital Gap - Empowering Ethiopian Israeli Young Adults program supports a comprehensive vocational technology training and placement program for 80 Ethiopian Israeli young adults ages 21-30 per year.