The national cyber education program creates opportunities for youth in the periphery to excel in cyber-tech, equipping them with knowledge and tools for a future high-tech career.

The flagship program of the Cyber Education Center, Magshimim aims to drive social change by creating opportunities for youth in the periphery to excel in cyber-tech. The knowledge and tools they acquire improve their chances to join the IDF’s elite technological units, and to continue to a career in high-tech. in this way, the program addresses the growing demand for cyber security experts while serving as a real springboard to social mobility.

Magshimim operates as a three-year training course for high school students (10th-12th grade) with two afternoon study sessions a week, as well as enrichment activities such as hackathons, summer camps and visits to high-tech companies. Studies take place in small groups and focus on teaching high-level technology subjects along with self-learning and teamwork skills. In their third year the students work on personal final projects, guided by mentors from the high-tech industry.

Magshimim was launched in 2010 and was recognized as a national cyber education program following a successful two-year pilot. Its students come from 75 communities in Israel’s geographic and social periphery, attending dozens of regional learning centers. Many of them are hired by high-tech companies for part-time jobs while they are still in high school, or before their enlistment.



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Operating body

Operating body

Cyber Education Center

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