Net@ students pose for a group photo during their five-day
Israeli military preparatory course.
August 5, 2010 / 25 Av 5770
Thirty-one Net@ students completed a selective five-day Israeli military preparatory course through the C4I corps last week. The C4I corps is a combat support corps responsible for all areas of teleprocessing and communications in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). As the corps is one of Net@'s veteran partners with a history of recruiting Net@ graduates, the course introduced students to their future options.
The students, representing Ashkelon, Beer Sheva, Carmiel, Dimona, Eilat, Kfar Saba, Ramla, and Tel Aviv, experienced the digital combat field, worked with internationally recognized advanced technologies, and learned to write technological content for military operations.
In a moving final ceremony on the army base, two Net@ students were recognized as Outstanding Soldiers: Hagay Frid from Ashkelon and Liav Bilya from Ashkelon and Eilat.
These students will continue on to Net@'s fourth year leadership course before enlisting in the IDF.
Net@ is a collaborative and innovative three-year program of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Hayesod, Appleseeds Academy and Cisco Systems. Net@ trains disadvantaged youth in Israel's peripheral areas in computer technology and in the building and maintenance of Internet-related networks in order for them to compete for highly sought after hi-tech positions.
For more photos please visit: