June 13, 2017
13:09
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This is what our solution to the human capital shortage looks like

So this is how our solution to the human capital shortage looks.

I am extremely proud of the successes of the ITC Fellows 2016-17 and their contributions to a range of hi-tech companies in Israel.

After completing a 600-hour training in cyber-security and data science, they are now putting their skills into action. For some, it is their first time entering the Israeli job market. For ITC, this marks yet another successful completion of a training and placement cycle boosting the ecosystem with much-needed talent.

Our participants represent our values as a company; excellence, self-efficacy, thoroughness, leadership, and innovation.

We’re now preparing for a bigger cohort starting October 2017, and a new and even bigger campus in Tel Aviv!

I encourage you to learn more about our students, their stories are an inspiration to many.

We are now recruiting for the next cohort of 2017-18. Our next Fellows will include over 40 students who will specialize in Data Science and Cyber Security. If you know someone who is right for this challenge, invite them to start here <<hack.israeltechallenge.com>>

Oren Toledano
CEO and Co-Founder

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May 17, 2017
17:18
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Israel Tech Challenge added $31.5M to the economy after training 400 new engineers from abroad

The recent global ransomware attack, WannaCrypt, made the world quake with a single piece of malware in the last few days. But not in Israel. It already has the secret weapon to such future scenarios – highly-trained human capital.

The world under constant threats and in dire need for innovation seeks more engineers. According to the American Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer-science-related jobs available in the US and only 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills to apply for those jobs. Even Israel is short of at least 10K engineers according to government officials, and the problem is getting bigger worldwide.

ITC’s  goal has been from day one, to foster talent and a community, to open the door for talented young professionals in tech by training them in the most in-demand skills, like cyber security, data science, and full stack coding, to help them unlock their potential and bring about technological advancements.

To date, we introduced 400 developers to the industry in the last 3 years alone. The contribution of a new high-tech employee to the Israeli industry is estimated, $210,000 USD a year on average (GDP plus exportation) according to the Israeli Statistics Bureau in 2012. 100 ITC graduates stayed to work in Israel long term, averaging 1.5 years to date. When you do the math, ITC contributed over $31.5M USD to the Israeli economy.

How did we do it?

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March 7, 2017
13:08
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Why Coding is the new form of Feminism

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The year is 2017, and we are getting ready once again to mark the International Women’s Day. It seems like in the last years we have made real progress in the way the Israeli industry welcomes women into the tech field and the impact those women make. We’ve seen various organizations established to empower women in the industry and pivot the numbers of different influential women that were brought to the spotlight due to their talents, stories and the impact they had. From Kira Radinsky to Maxine Fassberg, no doubt that the news was full(er) with these women’s success stories.

So let’s talk “tachles” about the real opportunity that changes the path for the young women today.

Blog post by Alisa Warshavsky-Harmon, Head of Training @ Israel Tech Challenge

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