Israel’s Reichman University in Herzilya is teaming up with Google to establish a new school for high tech studies to simply be called “School of High Tech.” The school will teach a variety of skills in high-tech such as computer programming, software testing, business development, sales, data analysis and much more.
Classes will be held at the Google for Startups Campus in Tel Aviv.
Google for Startups Israel helps startups “dream, build and scale through our products, connections and best practices.” Campus is the home to Google for Startups boasting an array of offerings to startups from our founder cafe, to our community event space, Creator Studio and Residency Program.
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Google promised to provide scholarships for “qualified” candidates from various Israeli populations that are currently under-represented in the country’s high tech sector. These groups include women, ultra-Orthodox Jews, Arabs, Ethiopian Israelis and people from lower economic backgrounds. Reichman is Israel’s only private university and so its tuition might be a barrier for people from these communities. “Underrepresented populations will have an equal opportunity to join the program regardless of their financial ability to pay for the course,” said the school and Google about its intentions regarding these groups of people.
Managing Director of Google Israel, Barak Regev said, “Google has been leading the journey to diversify Israeli high-tech for several years, with support for initiatives such as she-codes and KamaTech, which began their paths at the Google for Startups campus about a decade ago. We believe that a variety of voices, opinions and perspectives enriches Israeli high-tech and its developments. Today, we are excited to take this commitment to the next level together with Reichman University.
Founding President and Chairman of the Board of Reichman University, Prof. Uriel Reichman said, “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.”