Portland Israel – קרן פורטלנד

Redefining

the Boundaries

of the Israeli Tech Industry

 

 

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עובד בקרן פורטלנד
אישה שעובדת באמצעות קרן פורטלנד
עובד בקרן פורטלנד
אישה שעובדת באמצעות קרן פורטלנד
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At Portland Israel, we challenge talent acquisition biases and develop an infrastructure that successfully integrates tech professionals from the social and geographical periphery, into Israel’s tech industry.
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The Voice of

Change

“Lotus graduates are brilliant and capable women who were given the opportunity to prove themselves, and they did - at an international level!”
Shaykh Mowafaq Tarif
the spiritual leader of the Druze community in Israel
"At Personetics, we have employed three Fursa graduates from summer 2021. We are extremely satisfied with their performance, commitment and integration into the company".
Yishay Schwerd
VP R&D
Personetics
“At Vayyar, we have extreme requirements of candidates. We started to employ Fursa graduates from winter 2021. We count on Fursa to bring us good candidates that are carefully selected and well trained."
Miri Ratner
Vayyar co-Founder and VP R&D
“For us, the employment of local talent from underserved communities is strategic. We want to tap into all relevant local talent pools before expanding to offshore centers.“
Oren Marmur
SVP & General Manager, Payments
Finastra
"We have great experience with Fursa graduates. Amdocs scaled up our DevOps domain leveraging Fursa graduates, as their onboarding period proved to be shorter than other alternatives“.
Johnny Abdalla
General Manager, Digital Delivery
Amdocs

Making the Connections That

Make a Difference

A proactive, holistic approach to changing the landscape of the Startup Nation

Changing Biases

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Working with tech leaders and corporate executives to redefine their hiring profiles, and introduce a new, highly qualified talent pool into existing corporate structures

Training Talent

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Leveraging strong partnerships with tech leaders, government ministries and local municipalities, to establish a network of employment hubs and innovation centers

Creating Opportunities

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Paving the way for qualified candidates from underserved communities into the tech industry, by identifying, training and preparing them for employment, while facilitating cultural requirements

Changing The Climate

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Driving legislative changes, raising funds, and facilitating business cooperations to support innovation, entrepreneurship, and tomorrow’s ‘agents of change’
Country-Wide Programs
Physical Tech Hub

Change and Expand

Portland Israel’s ‘change and expand’ model works to create new employment opportunities within existing industry structures, while constantly expanding the infrastructure. We are actively reshaping the tech industry through the establishment of tech hubs and innovation centers outside of the high-tech center circle.
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Athar
Rahat
5-TECH
Kfar Yasif
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Innovation Center
Sakhnin
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Samana
Zarzir
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Lotus
Daliyat Al-Karmel
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Fursa
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Beyond Dev
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Tora V’daat
Jerusalem

Impact

Employers Satisfaction

90-95%

Placement rates

Over 185

junior engineers employed within 4 yrs

94%

retention rate after 2 years

Economic Impact

~1M NIS

annual contribution to Israel GDP by every placed graduate

272M NIS

Overall economic impact during 4 yrs. period

89%

of the positions were reclaimed from low-cost centers back to Israel

Social Impact

30-40%

of junior Arabs in R&D positions during last 4 yrs. are Portland graduates

68%

of engineers placed by TPT are women, compared to 29% in the general population

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tech hubs established in Arab municipalities

Employers

Our Generous

Supporters

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    The Portland Trust Israel
    HaTahana St 1, Kfar Saba

     

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