December 23rd Conference Creates Hi-tech Career Opportunities For All

Top Quote IT Works Announces 'Creating Career Opportunities in Hi-Tech for Druze'. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 18, 2010 - IT Works, an independent charity operating throughout Israel since 2006 that implements vocational training programs for a variety of disadvantaged populations in Israeli society, has announced the 'Creating Career Opportunities in Hi-Tech for Druze' conference on December 23. The event starts at 10 at Intel's Headquarters in Israel: Matam Industrial Park, Haifa, 31015, and is expected to attract over 150 people.

    The Conference will demonstrate the collaboration between the private and public sectors and the potential for the integration of minorities in the hi-tech industry.

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and Prime Minister's Office (PMO) are supporting the conference financially while IT Works is organizing the event.

    The CEO of Intel Israel, Maxine Fassberg, the head of the PMO, Eyal Gabay, and other leaders from IBM, Microsoft and Google will be at the Conference to show Druze students and graduates the career opportunities in the technological sector, expose them to the hi-tech world, show them different career paths and speak about career development.

    "Although the Arab population in Israel comprises twenty percent of the total population, the current portion in the hi-tech industry is less than 0.5 percent," said Ifat Baron, Founder and Executive Director of IT Works. "IT Works' Druze programs have a job placement rate of ninety percent which is unprecedented. Our Druze participants graduate from the program with a set of tools that make them relevant to the technological industry; efficient and dedicated contributors to the companies they join. They are pioneers, paving the way for the integration of minorities into the Israeli High Tech industry."

    The Conference will also include a hi-tech lecture by a major speaker which will be announced next month.

    The Agenda includes:
    10:30 to 11:15 - Welcome by Head of PMO, CEO of Intel, Professor Yossi Tamir (CEO of Tevet, branch of JDC), Chairman of the Forum of Municipalities (mayoral forum) and participant of IT Works' Druze program who now works at Intel.

    11:15 to 12:15 - Participants meet experts in the field and discuss career development.

    12:15 to 13:00- Lunch.

    13:00 to 14:00 - Workshops: Curriculum Vitae/Resume Writing, Interview Preparation, Career Consultation and Networking.

    14:00 to 15:00 - Lecture: Innovation in Technology (speaker TBC.)

    For more information on the Conference visit (insert website.)

    Maya Ellman/ Maya ( @ ) duompr dot com
    Autumn Metcalfe/Autumn ( @ ) duompr dot com
    Ifat Baron/ ibaron ( @ ) itworks dot org dot il / 9720542235554

    About IT Works
    IT Works is an independent charity operating throughout Israel. Established in 2006, IT Works implements vocational training programs for a variety of marginalized groups in Israeli society. We are a dedicated team committed to promoting equal accessibility to Israel's thriving technological sector; ensuring that those at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder are given the tools and knowledge to benefit from the employment opportunities created by the hi-tech boom. To this end, participants are mentored in finding a skilled technological position, which will open the door to countless career opportunities and financial independence. For more information visit:

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