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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Cyber Education Center
An enrichment program in computers and technology for junior high-school students that introduces them to up-to-date technologies while developing self-learning and teamwork skills.
Providing teenage girls with knowledge and skills in cyber and computers that they can apply in technology assignments in military or civil service, and eventually in high-tech careers
Sparking children’s interest in science and technology through experiential learning activities, with youth acting as counselors and enriching their own skills and knowledge.