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Haredi women trained as engineers

As part of new program, 800 ultra-Orthodox women trained as software engineers, architects and graphic designers. Most integrate successfully into labor market, nearly half working for secular employer

David Regev
Published: 07.15.11, 14:13 / Israel Business

Some 800 ultra-Orthodox women have been trained as software engineers, architects and graphic artists, according to a new study conducted by the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry.


Most of these women have been integrated into the labor market and earn a handsome salary, and nearly half of them work for a secular employer.


The women, aged 18 to 25, were trained as part of a program called Chen (the initials of "chochmat nashim" – wisdom of women).


Recently the Ministry's Administration for Research and Economy, headed by Benny Pepperman, conducted a study which looked into the integration of haredi women trained as engineers into the labor market.


The study, led by researcher Yael Goldfarb, found that 76% of the haredi graduates of the different courses were able to find a job matching their profession.



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