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Coding academy to offer free tech training for Olim

Israel Tech Challenge will be offering eligible new immigrants and returning citizens two free programs that give them a foothold into the high-tech industry

In 2021, Israel Tech Challenge will be offering eligible Olim and returning citizens two free programs that will grant them a foothold into the high-tech industry and its steady flow of high-paying career opportunities. This initiative is a partnership between ITC and the Ministry of Aliyah to offer fully subsidized Front-end Web Development and Data Analytics training for Olim who qualify for the high-level studies.

The Front-End Development, starting April 18 and again in July, teaches advanced HTML, JavaScript and React, highly in-demand programming languages. The Data Analytics and SQL program begins in July 2021 and opens the door to careers in the data world in both high-tech and non-tech companies.

The New Olim and Returning Citizens programs are taught in English, part-time in the evenings and Friday mornings. The tuition is free for qualifying applicants due to the joint venture with the Israeli Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and by Israel Tech Challenge. Additionally, a monthly stipend may be offered to eligible candidates.  

Lifting the entry barriers to Israeli high-tech

The Israeli startup ecosystem is widely lauded in the world and is one of the more robust and lucrative industries in a country dubbed the Start-up Nation. However, getting into this field used to require either IDF training and experience or years of university studies and prolonged entry level job experience. This is where coding bootcamps came in to help bridge the gap between academic degrees and practical knowledge of the skills required to gain meaningful work in high-tech.

ITC.tech was one of the first bootcamps to operate in Israel, and chose to base its training methodology on the best practices of the IDF Intelligence Elite units training. ITC.tech goes beyond teaching technical skills and offers six-month full-time programs, which include 5- to 8-week projects at tech companies, soft-skills training, and hackathons to increase industry experience and connections.

Taking the first steps toward in-demand positions in tech companies

Front-end web development is a field with great market demand for developers. ITC.tech prides itself on the high caliber of its graduates. The course is supported by the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration (משרד העלייה והקליטה) so applicants must meet the ministry’s eligibility criteria to participate in this groundbreaking program. The program itself entails assignments and periodic exams. After the Front-End Development program, qualified graduates are invited to join ITC’s Back-End development studies and also participate in the 8-week projects with industry leaders.

What is Israel Tech Challenge?

Established in 2016, Israel Tech Challenge (ITC.tech) constitutes the leading Israeli nonprofit coding and high-tech academies. ITC was founded by the Jewish Agency to help newcomers to Israel, overseas students, and Israeli young professionals learn valuable coding and high-tech skills and integrate into the high-tech industry, launching meaningful careers in Israel. Since its foundation, ITC.tech has trained over 1,200 graduates and partnered with over 300 tech companies that actively contribute to the training itself. It has a proven job placement rate of 90% in tech companies. 

Israel Tech Challenge offers full-time and part-time studies for Data Science and Machine Learning, Full-Stack Development and SOC Analyst and Cyber Security. To learn more about the programs join the upcoming info session on March 7th.

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