Increasing access to higher education for Israel’s Arab citizens is an essential part of realising this population’s potential to contribute to Israel’s economic prosperity and improve socio-economic conditions within the Arab community. Since the 1990s there has been a constant growth in rates of Arab students in higher education: In the 1999-2000 academic year 9.8% of higher education students were Arab citizens, which increased by 2015-2016 to 14.7%. However this number still is lower than … [Read more...]
High school students in a career training programme, a joint initiative of Kav Mashve and the Economic Development Authority for the Arab, Druze and Circassian Communities, in partnership with the Ministry of Education. Photo by Kav Mashve.
On 27 July Kav Mashve, the Council for Higher Education (CHE), and the Van Leer Institute held a conference at the Azrieli College of Engineering on “Career Training in Academic Institutions.” Participants in the conference heard about the situation of Arab graduates in the labour market, the government initiative attempting to increase the percentage of Arab graduates in employment, and the establishment of career centres in colleges and universities for Arab students. The government’s … [Read more...]