“Israeli hi-tech companies are always looking for competent, skilled employees, and one of the most successful places employers search these days is Lustig Campus, a branch of the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT- Lev Academic Center). Established in Ramat Gan in 1998, the branch is geared especially for haredi women. Recently, the 2016 FemTech job fair took place at Lustig Campus for haredi women looking for work in hi-tech. The fair was sponsored by JCT, the Ramat Gan Municipality and the non-profit Temech.
The conference, which took place at the Ramat Gan Theater, was moderated by journalist Sivan Rahav Meir, and included participation from: Deputy Minister of Finance Yitzchak Cohen, Intel Israel CEO Maxine Fassberg, MK Roy Folkman (Kulanu), Tel Aviv Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Israel Singer, Modi’in Illit Mayor Yaakov Gutterman, Chief Scientist of Israel Aerospace Industries Prof. Leah Boehm, President of the Jerusalem College of Technology Prof. Chaim Sukenik, executive director of Temech Shaindy Babad, HR Director of Sandisk Israel Ronit Ronen-Karpol, Malam-Team Chairman Shlomo Eisenberg, along with hundreds of company representatives and Lustig Campus graduates.
A panel was held during the conference on the topic of governmental and municipal tools that can help haredi women find work. The panel was made up from Lustig Campus graduates, hi-tech business owners, and public officials.
In addition, during the conference, a number of students and graduates presented initiatives they’d created, such as: Secure Remote Access – an excellent complementary solution for VPN (virtual private network) that does not require installation on your computer. It’s a portable remote login on a USB that lets you connect securely from any computer around the world.
Artificial Intelligence – which uses advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to create a computer than has human-like capabilities and can recognize characters on a screen, and even hold a “smart” dialogue between people and the screen characters. This product can be incredibly useful for communication with autistic users, developing smart games, and managing information systems in the cloud. This project is being overseen by Dr. Meirav Hadad and was developed by students and graduates of Lustig Campus.
Lev Academic Center (JCT) is an institution, which combines professional academic studies with Jewish learning. JCT was founded in 1969 by Prof. Ze’ev Lev and has grown into one of Israel’s major academic institutions of higher recognized by Israel’s Council of Higher Education, graduating many of Israel’s high tech engineers and most of its electro-optic engineers each year.