DELEGATION OF 30 LEADERS IN INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS WILL SEE LATEST INNOVATION IN I – STEAM INNOVATION MATH, SCIENCE, ARTS & TECH ED; GROUPS WILL DISCUSS COLLABORATION
TEL AVIV – A delegation of leading business and government leaders from Tennessee, including Gov. Bill Haslam and his wife, Crissy, will tour Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network’s Syngalovsky Campus to see the latest innovation in the way i-STEAM, Innovation, science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics are taught to Israeli students.
Israel Sci-Tech Schools is the largest independent network of science and technology institutions in the country. Their success at transforming underperforming schools across the country, but particularly in poorer parts of the country, has received international acclaim. Its curriculum is also being used throughout Europe and schools in the United States. The State of Tennessee and the organization will also be discussing possible collaborations.
The delegation accompanying the governor will include CEOs of high-tech and bio-medical companies, and members of the Tennessee Jewish community. The mission was assembled by the Governor’s Office, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Conexx.
“We welcome the delegation from Tennessee. As we have learned through our preparation for this visit, as the world’s economy is changing there is more partnership opportunities for the United States and Israel to prepare our students for the workforce,” said Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network Director General Zvi Peleg. “In both economies, we are seeing a shift from agriculture to a more technology-based employment. Even manufacturing today requires more technology skills for workers than ever before. We believe there is a lot we can share and learn from one another.”
Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools is a U.S.-based 501-c3 dedicated to supporting the 213 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.