ORT Jump Israel challenge: 10 British students wanted for business competition

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ORT Jump Israel challenge: 10 British students wanted for business competition

Could YOU be the next apprentice? 24 student entrepreneurs from UK, Israel and Brazil to face industry experts in collaborative challenge set by Magen David Adom and ORT UK

Year 12 Students, Kfar Silver Youth Village. Pic: ORT UK
Year 12 Students, Kfar Silver Youth Village. Pic: ORT UK

Mentoring charity ORT UK is head-hunting 10 British students to join a brand-new ‘apprentice style’ employability skills challenge, taking place in Israel this July.

The immersive hybrid programme, in media partnership with Jewish News will take place at World ORT Kadima Mada’s Kfar Silver Youth Village.

It will bring the 10 Brits together with 4 Brazilian and a further 10 Israeli students to collaborate on a challenge presented by Magen David Adom (MDA) UK: to create a solution to the lack of mental health support for teenage MDA volunteers in Israel.

Activities will explore areas including entrepreneurship, market research, critical thinking and design thinking, through workshops led by industry experts, who will then form the panel responsible for choosing the winning team.

The successful group will then work with AI (Artificial Intelligence) digital creative agency Synthesia, and have their concept developed into an ‘AI Avatar’ showcased at the ORT UK Annual Dinner October 2023.

Dan Rickman, CEO, ORT UK said: “ORT UK has witnessed an increasing need in this country for employability skills training for young people and we believe that we’re perfectly placed to help resolve this issue, by creating programmes such as the ORT JUMP Israel Challenge. Globally, ORT has been preparing people for employment through education and training for over 140 years. In the UK, the ORT JUMP Mentoring Programme has provided thousands of students with essential employability skills, enabling them to follow their career dreams with confidence. We are so excited to be taking British students to Israel for our brand new ORT JUMP initiative with Jewish News and Magen David Adom, to give them a taste of what an innovative ORT educational programme has to offer.”

Daniel Burger, CEO, Magen David Adom UK said:“Magen David Adom relies on 14,000 teenage volunteers to provide medical care in emergency situations in Israel. We offer extensive training, but unfortunately some of the incidences they attend can be traumatic and better mental health support is required. We have no doubt that the ORT JUMP Israel Challenge participants will be bursting with ideas on how to tackle this ongoing issue amongst their peers. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with ORT on this programme and can’t wait for the students to present their solutions.”

For more information and to apply, click here. The subsidised cost per student is £349. All student applications must be completed & submitted by Friday 19 May.

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