ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE IN ISRAEL SCI-TECH NETWORK’S INTERNATIONA; ACTIVITIES: AGREEMENT SIGNED TO EXPAND COOPERATION TO DOZENS OF JEWISH SCHOOLS ACROSS THE USA
NEW YORK, NY – A unique and innovative cooperation between Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network and the CIJE (Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education) was launched in 2011, in a project developing and implementing innovative curricula in science, technology and engineering in Jewish high schools in the USA.
The successful implementation of the project since its launch and the groundbreaking innovation of the Israel Sci-Tech Network’s curricula received further recognition with the signing of an agreement to expand the project to dozens of other Jewish high schools in the USA. CIJE seeks to upgrade the technology and programs available to Jewish day schools and yeshivot in the U.S. so that the education these schools provide is world-class.
The curricula that Israel Sci-Tech Network is developing for CIJE are among the most advanced in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), which has, in recent years, become a buzzword going far beyond its mere curricular meaning. STEM-related subjects of study are currently considered to be the foundations of an advanced society and the key to bridging social gaps, and most importantly to reducing unemployment. The improvement of technology education is on the agenda of many governments, and a primary goal of the Obama administration. Dr. Eli Eisenberg, SVP and Head of Administration for R&D and Training at Israel Sci-Tech Network explains: “Every country that aspires to improve its employment rates and strengthen its economy now understands that nothing can be achieved without investment in advanced technology education and in the training of high quality teachers. The same is true for both developed and developing countries.”
The Israel Sci-Tech Network continues to provide creative and sophisticated responses to the increasing need in the United States for innovative curricula that are appropriate for the 21st century, and for the training of excellent teachers. This expanded cooperation is a source of pride for Israel Sci-Tech and for Israeli technology education in general.
Mr. Zvi Peleg, Director-General of the Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network notes: “Israel Sci-Tech Schools have raised the banners of the values of excellence, innovation and entrepreneurship. Today we are proud to be a leader in the export of Israeli technology education. We are delighted to share our years of experience and expertise with the U.S. and many other countries across the world.”
Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools is a U.S.-based 501-C3 dedicated to supporting the 207 institutions and 100,000 students that represent the largest independent network of science and technology educational institutions in Israel. Today, there are more than 500,000 alumni, many of whom have gone onto become senior leaders in the military, high tech entrepreneurs, as well as some of the top engineers and scientists in Israel.