National statistics indicate 34% of women in tech-related fields. In contrast, at JCT 53% of computer science students are women out of 534 students.
Lion explained that women from the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community have already found “JCT’s Tal Campus the perfect address for acquiring academic training.”
A JCT degree will help religious women integrate into the city's labor market in high-income professions, Lion said, adding that he hoped the new campus would being young women from all over the country to Jerusalem thereby strengthening the city as the capital of Israel, “both socially and economically.”
“The construction of this new campus is an important milestone in our efforts to integrate women in the fields of science and health," said JCT President Prof. Chaim Sukenik.
He also emphasized the importance of the Tal Campus in promoting women's participation in the fields of science, health, management, and engineering.
JCT explained that over 90% of its alumni find employment in their respective fields within a year of graduation. Graduates have secured positions in renowned companies such as Intel, Google, Microsoft, Amdocs, Rafael, Elbit, Check Point, Texas Instruments, and IBM.
Uriel Ben-Nun, JCT's Deputy-CEO for Infrastructure, said he was grateful to Lion for his support and for his visit last week to their campus.
"I thank Mayor Moshe Lion… the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage, the Municipality of Jerusalem, and the Jerusalem Development Authority for their work promoting this project. We could not succeed without these critical partners,” Ben-Nun said.
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