Beyond Dev

Creating accessible opportunities for young Arab talent in the Israeli high-tech industry

Introducing Beyond Dev

Beyond Dev is a gateway into the high-tech industry for highly talented and capable young Arab academics who lack the relevant credentials. The program closes this gap by upskilling and retraining post-graduates, placing them into well-paying technological positions, and supporting them throughout their first year of employment.

Participants are chosen through a competitive selection process, after which they undergo several months of professional training, designed according to their background (tech/non-tech) and industry needs. Future employers are engaged from the very beginning – to carefully validate the program, ensure its high professional level, and optimally set up candidates for future employment. This significant preparation is then followed up with employee placement and facilitation of a smooth integration into the high-tech industry across a range of professions, including automated and manual QA testing, Business Analysis (BA), Data Management (Extract, Transform, Load – ETL), Business Intelligence (BI), and more.

Beyond Dev was established in cooperation with Young Business Leadership, a non-profit organization aiming to develop young leadership and excellence across different communities in Israel, and in partnership with Eshkol Hasharon Regional Economic Cluster.

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An Echoing Impact

85%

successful job placement

100%

of trainees graduated the program

36

BD graduates are employed as QA Automation and QA engineers

2

tracks - for STEM and non-STEM graduates

Employers

Why Beyond Dev

The Wider Perspective

The Beyond Dev program identifies talented, motivated, and ambitious Arab post-graduates – from both STEM and non-STEM tracks – who are eager to integrate into the fast-growing tech sector, if only they had the relevant credentials. Their choice of an academic path at a younger age, with little-to-no-guidance, living, and therefore studying in the geographical periphery (mainly in colleges), all contribute to academic choices that often cannot be leveraged into a lucrative and exciting future career in the high-tech industry.

Channeling their wider education and diverse worldview, this promising pool of candidates is quickly fine-tuned with support and training in everything from the soft skills required for interviewing and teamwork, to the hard tech, practical skills required for the exact industry role. Through Beyond Dev’s intensive program, these under-represented individuals are primed to launch into an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career, becoming an invaluable resource for the high-tech world and larger Israeli community.

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What Graduates, Employers & Community Members Are Saying

“The most surprising thing for me is that within less than a week of finishing the course, I was hired at Amdocs as an automation developer.”
Hanin Awad
Automation Developer
Amdocs
“After experiencing multiple rejections, I chose to participate in the Beyond Dev program in order to get an opportunity to integrate into the high-tech industry and bring my professional abilities to light.”
Amar Bracha
QA Automation Developer
Parallel Wireless
“The Beyond Dev course improved my knowledge and skills in the area of software testing, and I was guided in the right directions to achieve my goals.”
Muhammad Abu Raqiyya
"I run the DevOps group in RadCom. Our company recruited 2 women from Fursa Program, as DevOps. Both were juniors with no previous experience in the area of DevOps, with theoretical knowledge only."
"At first we were slightly concerned about their ability to integrate into the group, but we quickly found out that they fit in splendidly, and their acclamation was fantastic. Their learning curve was fast, with the team happily lending a hand. These Fursa team and Beyond Dev members come with a lot of energy and high motivation, wanting to learn new things and deal with complex challenges. After two years with us, they became direct employees of RadCom. It has been a successful journey, they obtained a high level of knowledge and capabilities that allow them to face new challenges confidently. As a manager that worked with Fursa and their graduates I can assure anyone who has doubts not to worry. I define this experience as a success story – I am the fact that attests to this success. I am thankful to all who contributed to this rewarding experience, and wish Fursa and the employees ongoing accomplishments, may your work continue."
Daniel Ben Hamo
RadCom
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