Introducing our Newest Program -
Israel is famous for its hi-tech industry, but Arab citizens have thus far been almost completely excluded from this economic success story. The Bara'em Hi-Tech program at Givat Haviva will offer industry career training to Arab high school students. Giving 80 students a year, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, the opportunity to study computer engineering and technology, and begin earning credits toward a bachelor's degree in computer engineering while still in high school. The computer courses will be taught by faculty from Netanya Academic College's Department of Computer Science and will be identical to those offered at the college, and students who complete the two-year program at Givat Haviva will be eligible to complete degrees in computer engineering at the Netanya Academic College in an additional two years at a discounted rate.
Unique advantages make this program accessible to talented Arab high school students in the region:
1. The course will be offered at a 20% discounted rate, in addition to scholarships given out on a need-based case-by-case basis. By being subsidized and running in parallel to high school, this program will give talented students the impetus to remain in school and pursue higher education. Students who go on to complete their degrees at Netanya will receive an identical discount.
2. In the program, Givat Haviva will utilize its language instruction experience to offer Hebrew enrichment classes alongside the computer courses in order to bring the students' spoken and academic language skills up to par, preparing them to participate in the workforce, academia, and socially on campus.
3. The Bara'em Hi-Tech program will be held at the Givat Haviva campus, a centrally located space that is not only more accessible, but also a more culturally sensitive and comfortable environment for the Arab Israeli students.
The Bara'em Hi-Tech Program has been granted partial start up funding by the Puffin Foundation, join our community of supporters and contribute today!