The CODALLEH program was created to unleash the potential amongst outstanding students of engineering tracks of ultra-Orthodox seminaries. The CODALLEH program trains them for algorithmic programming roles (Image, signal, or video processing) and low-level development while efficiently focusing on what matters most for development teams in today's HighTech.
In recent years, employment statistics of the high-tech industry indicate a shortage of 18.5 thousand workers.
Despite efforts to integrate the ultra-Orthodox public into the high-tech industry, only about 3% of all high-tech workers are ultra-Orthodox - a quarter of their relative percentage in Israeli society. Out of the ultra-Orthodox workers, two-thirds are women.
The CODALLEH program was established with the aim of providing a tailored learning structure that will help reduce the gaps for both the industry and ultra-Orthodox women.
The CODALLEH program currently spans over 720 hours of study. It uses advanced teaching techniques, like hybrid learning, to maximize the pace and quality of education according to current industry needs.
We plan to expand CODALLEH to 2,000 hours of study, including in it many B.sc and M.sc topics, to provide broad and high-quality education. Content refining is based on several principles:
Focus only on required programming languages, leaving time for in-depth learning of each of them:
Focus on C, C ++, Python, and OpenCL and use these programming languages in various algorithmic projects - computer games, computer vision, embedded systems, and more.01.
Endorsing skills over trivia knowledge
Learning how to find knowledge and how to imply it instead of memorizing facts. Several examples: Language: All studies are in English, Speed: touch-typing and mastery of the work environment are developed. Attitude: Starting to write projects from very early stages in the program, and doing them with the same methods and tools as in industry, just like at work, while integrating mathematical principles and teamwork practice.02.
Use of tools and methods from the industry
From the first stages of the training, the students gain knowledge of tools and methods of development from the industry, such as working with git, code review, writing automatic tests (Unit tests), and Test-Driven-Development,
and more. Towards the last few months, a final project is carried out in collaboration with high-tech companies from the Israeli industry under the program staff's guidance and supervision.03.
The people behind the project
Dr. Anna LevantHead of Algorithms at Applied Materials, teaches artificial intelligence at the "new" seminary in Jerusalem and lectures on Judaism in student programs. Over 13 years of experience in a variety of applied mathematical research in high-tech. Dr. Levant also has experience integrating ultra-Orthodox women in high-tech.Head of Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Yirmeyahu (Jeremy) KaminskiSenior Lecturer at HIT, with over 16 years of experience in teaching applied mathematics for graduate degrees. Over 20 years in industry development and consulting positions in various fields of applied mathematics in computer science. Several patents are registered under his name.Head of Signal Processing
Hadassah GrossExcept for building and supervising the studies content, Mrs. Gross leads graduate projects in the field of low-level development for over 30 years in ultra-Orthodox institutions. She also taught as part of the Start-Up Nation program, prepared students for the technological institute exams, and more.Head of Computer Science faculty in the "HaChadash" Seminar.
Michael NizovskyBusiness Administration Specialist, Business Development Manager at FineALGs. Previously: COO of Granatum Solutions' - an online professional training platform.Business Development
Shmuel FineShmuel is an Algorithmic R&D expert, founder and CTO of FineALGs. This company provides algorithmic R&D services to customers in Israel and abroad while training ultra-Orthodox programmers in the field and integrating them into the company's work.Head of Software
Why choose our graduates?
The existing shortage in the high-tech industry measures in recent years to about 18.5 thousand workers. The Codalleh program responds to this shortage:
Government aid worth up to 30% of the salaries is granted to high-tech companies that employ ultra-Orthodox men and women in junior positions.
More about the program:
01.The Quality: The CODALLEH program focuses 100% on teaching programming practices and knowledge that have actual demand in the industry to make the landing into the actual workspace as smooth as possible.
02.The Support: The CODALLEH program is responsible not only for training but also for placement and integration of the graduates - supporting both the graduates and the workplace to ensure all parties' satisfaction. The program creators have a vast experience of best practices of integrating the ultra-Orthodox public into high-tech.
03.The Quantity: Employment statistics indicate that more and more ultra-Orthodox women are employed in the high-tech industry. Because of the large number of graduates, many companies try - but often fail - to make the required integration. Working with CODALLEH means benefiting from the program's initiators' help and support - who are top professionals from the ultra-Orthodox community themselves. The CODALLEH team will be there for you to make the integration process as smooth and successful as possible and not to drown in the overwhelming number of applicants and other challenges.
We invite you to join the pioneering companies that are already making their first steps in the new job placement arena, along with CODALLEH's innovative training program.