Working Together – Cross-Sector Initiative
In the summer of 2017, Eretz-Ir was selected by The Ministry of Labor and Welfare and a coalition of philanthropists to develop and oversee a program which will increase employment among the Negev’s at-risk young adults population (ages 18-25). The program focuses on creating quality jobs and career planning, providing participants with mentors, training, and ongoing support to help them succeed in stable and rewarding employment.
Eretz-Ir is working together with young adult organizations, employers, professional training and placement bodies, local authorities, civil society organizations and academia. Activities include: employment-focused mentorship for young adults in the periphery, individually tailoring guidance according to each participant’s needs, connection with Negev employers to identify and deeply understand their needs such as positions in high demand, scope and content of professional training, and coaching on best practices to integrate these young adults into the workplace.
Eretz-Ir is showing people that they do not need to compromise on their career when considering the Negev as their home – the region has countless opportunities for everyone!