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YT (YOUTUBE )To view this video, please click here to view it on YouTubeThe Net@ program is geared to increase the social, economic, and educational opportunities of disadvantaged youth from Israel's geographical and social peripheries through technology education.
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As hi-tech becomes increasingly central to Israel's economic success, computer literacy and IT training is critical to ensure social mobility for young Israelis from disadvantaged backgrounds. Israel's periphery has a lower socio-economic status and is characterised by higher rates of unemployment and high school incompletion compared to urban centres.
Net@ is an after-school program which instils leadership, personal empowerment and social responsibility values in youth through advanced professional technological skills training over a four-year, modular curriculum. Net@ trains over 1,000 young Israelis from all demographics in 15 communities each year.
Net@ participants graduate with advanced technological, professional and leadership skills, making them top candidates for jobs in science and technology-related fields.
An integral part of the Net@ program is FIXIT, which enables participants to gain experience in computer repair and refurbishing, and running a small business. Through FIXIT, they use their new skills to give back to their communities and promote environmental conservation through e-waste recycling programs.
The program was established in conjunction with The Jewish Agency, Cisco and Appleseeds Academy.
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