Blue & White: Male & Female Chareidi Students Contribute To The Resilience Of Israel

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JCT Vice President Stuart Hershkowitz, JCT President Prof. Chaim Sukenik, MK Yizhar Shai

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A tour of the Jerusalem College of Technology Lev Academic Center reveals how the fusion of the chareidim in technology can be a boon for the Israeli economy.

MK (Blue and White) Yizhar Shai toured the Jerusalem College of Technology Lev Academic Center and saw up-close how the institution grapples with one of Israel’s most pressing demographic challenges: integrating the chareidim into the workforce without negatively impacting their religious lifestyle.

The MK met with the center’s management and chareidi students who spoke to him about how they maintain a halachic atmosphere while pursuing rigorous academic studies.

MK Shai was impressed with the scope and quality of the studies and their impressive career placements upon graduation. Currently, some 93% of JCT students obtain a job after their studies.

“Approximately 4,500 students learn here and some 2,000 of those are male and female chareidi students. Integrating these students can become perhaps the most important development for the Israeli economy and society in general,” Shai said. “People come from different societal strands, learn together, some of them also live together, all for the ultimate purpose to advance their education and earn money. Together, these contributions enrich the fabric of Israeli life, economy and the resilience of the State of Israel.”

President of JCT Prof. Chaim Sukenik added that: “The academic framework at the Jerusalem College of Technology is geared to both the needs of the market and of chareidi students. Accordingly, we record very high placement percentages among our graduates who have taken up significant positions in the industry. This allows them to earn a living and, in turn, the Israeli economy also earns quality manpower.”

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, JCT is a leader in empowering religious men and women by training them at the highest level in engineering, accounting, business and health sciences.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem/Photo credit: Jerusalem College of Technology)