Haredi women graduate first SAP-KamaTech tech training course

Published date14 September 2023
AuthorGlobes correspondent
Publication titleGlobes (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
The KamaTech training program has been taking place in Israel since 2018 and has so far brought about a major change in everything related to finding jobs for Haredi women in the high-tech industry. Until the program was set up, Haredi women for the most part, were integrated into auxiliary professions on the fringes of high-tech industry and did not succeed in reaching the forefront of the industry at the big companies. There were a only few Haredi women who did manage to reach the forefront of the industry, and they had to go along a very difficult path in order to get there. The program, led by KamaTech, creates an equal opportunity for all to learn and enter the industry. The program deepens computer science studies in seminaries and adds another layer of practical specialization for international tech companies with advanced technologies

As of today, nearly 1,200 Haredi women students complete software engineering program in seminaries each year throughout Israel and these numbers are growing from year to year, with the assistance of the KamaTech program, which gives talented women practical specializations in international tech companies and subsequently allows them to integrate as employees at these companies.

SAP Development Center VP Development Eliel Schurman said, "At SAP we already have today Haredi and religious women working in key positions, and that is not the main reason, because they are measured purely by their professionalism. The significant training that the women have undergone in the KamaTech program and with our mentors allows us to identify potential and reach talented women that perhaps we wouldn't have found in another way. From my point of view, the work with KamaTech proves that the high-tech industry is not only the moving force of the Israeli market but also represents a unifying factor that creates connections between the different population...

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