Google & Reichman University in Israel to establish ‘school of high-tech’

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Google & Reichman University in Israel to establish ‘school of high-tech’

Google pledged earlier this year to invest £22 million in diversifying high-tech employment in Israel

Google (Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash)
Google (Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash)

Google and Reichman University in Israel announced the establishment of a school for high-tech professions.  

The courses offered to students at Reichman University in Herzliya and Google Campus in Tel Aviv range from programming to software testing, business development, sales, and data analysis.

“Underrepresented populations will have an equal opportunity to join the program regardless of their financial ability to pay for the course,” a joint statement said.

Reichman University also vows that admission to the various programs will be based on applicants’ “abilities, qualifications, and interpersonal skills – tuition fees will not be a barrier or a consideration in the admissions process.”

Google on its part will provide scholarships to the program’s participants, out of a “shared vision to make high-tech training accessible to all and to provide equal opportunities to the diverse sectors of the Israeli population.”

The School of High-Tech also says it intends to reach out to groups that are under-represented in Israeli high-tech “including women, the ultra-Orthodox, Arabs, members of the Ethiopian community, and people from the geo-social periphery and disadvantaged socio-economic groups.”

“The School of High-Tech is being established out of national responsibility and a belief that it is only through education that can we promote social mobility. Reichman University continues to work to strengthen social resilience and train the future leadership of Israeli society,” founding President and Chairman of the Board of Reichman University, Prof. Uriel Reichman said in a statement.

Google pledged earlier this year to invest £22 million in diversifying high-tech employment in Israel.

The School of High-Tech at Reichman University, in cooperation with Google, is the first step in our Journey to Tech program, which will enable us to expand the circle of high-tech employees and at the same time diversify it through skilled and high-quality employees from all parts of the Israeli population,” Managing Director of Google Israel, Barak Regev, said.

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