“The main issue in the industry isn’t not knowing how to code, it’s about speaking the language”
Alon Arvatz, co-founder at Step2Tech, explained during Unistream’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ event why he believes youth from various sectors are having trouble integrating into the Israeli high-tech industry
“So far we have assisted around 50 people and we actually just had our first placement,” Alon Arvatz, co-founder at Step2Tech, said with excitement during an interview with CTech at the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ event hosted by Unistream last week.
Step2Tech provides a bridge to high-tech for populations with a lack of equal opportunity (such as the Arab sector, the Ethiopian community and the Ultra-Orthodox) to enter the industry and make it more diverse and inclusive.
Arvatz continued: “Hussain from Kfar Kana, when he started working with us, expressed this exact challenge. He is not proficient in Hebrew, he is originally an Arab speaker, and he said that it is really hard to make sure the other side, the recruiter and the team leader, understand that he knows how to code. He knows how to do the job.”
Unistream trains thousands of youth from the periphery from all sectors, and offers them a real and worthwhile opportunity to succeed in life, develop a meaningful career and integrate into the business world in the future. Together with a huge business community numbering 4,700 senior business executives, Unistream trainees establish start-up companies while still in high school, and turn an idea into a groundbreaking venture with the aim of making a difference in the world.
You can watch the full interview in the video above.