- Students spend two years studying trade-related curriculums and are taught vocational skills to equip them to enter the IDF/National Service.
At AMIT, we believe that every young person has a spark of potential and innate talent. AMIT’s programs are dedicated to finding and nurturing that spark as it blossoms into a bright flame of confidence and skills that can enrich Israel and the Jewish people for years to come. Most teens and young adults know that getting a solid education at the highest level is the best preparation for finding a career path. But what happens if after high school, academic or financial challenges prevent them from pursuing a college education or vocational training? What happens to that flame of ambition if they find themselves standing on the outside staring through the gates of universities that their more fortunate peers attend. It can be a very demoralizing and the beginning of a downward spiral.
AMIT believes that young lives with potential can be rescued and redirected through vocational and technical training and set on a path of success. Our junior college programs serve more than 400 students from the underserved areas in Ashkelon, Ramle, Jerusalem, and Petach Tikva. Students spend two years studying trade-related curriculums and are taught vocational skills to equip them to enter the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) or National Service, very often into elite units. Upon graduating from AMIT programs, they receive a Ministry of Education technician’s diploma, which gives them a significant advantage in finding better-paying jobs.