JDC-Israel-TEVET: One-Stop Employment Centers (Al-Fanar)

JDC-Israel-TEVET: One-Stop Employment Centers (Al-Fanar)

TEVET currently oversees the operation of a NIS 200 million three-way partnership between JDC-Israel, the Israeli government (Ministry of Economy and the Prime Minister’s Office) and Yad Hanadiv Rothschild Foundation to establish One-Stop Employment Centers in 21 Arab localities throughout the country. The establishment of the centers is budgeted through a number of the government resolutions, since the government sees this as a major tool to enhance employment in Arab society. The program targets Arab “women and men, ages 18 to 60, who have either been chronically outside the workforce, employed at the lowest levels, or employed beneath their true capacity” with “a strategic emphasis on women’s employment.” The program established a new organization called Al-Fanar (“Lighthouse” in Arabic) to act as an implementing subcontractor thus ensuring Arab leadership and participation.

The Employment Centers program upgrades and scales JDC-TEVET’s employment center model, based on centers already operating in Arab localities such as Tamra, Sakhnin, Hura, and Segev Shalom. The Centers will provide services in the following three areas: (i) Guidance, support and training of the individual seeking to enter employment; (ii) Outreach and partnership with employers from the business sector and other venues of employment opportunity so as to work in parallel also on the “demand” side and (iii) Community outreach work within Arab society. Thus the One Stop Centers aim to advance a holistic approach, becoming hubs that accompany people throughout their careers, from the pre-employment through higher and professional education, placement, during unemployment periods, and retraining if necessary.

 

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Joint Distribution Committee - ISRAEL (JDC-Israel)
JDC Israel is the Israeli arm of the Global JDC. JDC Israel deals with the advancement of quality of life, equality of opportunities, and reduction of gaps in Israeli society. The organization works among populations regardless of religious, national or political identity. JDC Israel is the focus of the work of the world Joint organization, which has been operating for 100 years on behalf of Jews in another 70 countries throughout the world. JDC Israel is the biggest services provider in the Ara ...
Ministry of Economy
The Ministry of Economy focuses on the promotion of economic growth in Israel.  The Ministry is also engaged in the encouragement and support of export and international commerce, in order to assist Israeli businesses in enhancing their exports and entering new markets abroad. The ministry of Economy is engaged in several initiatives aimed to narrow the gaps and increase the Arab's sector's contribution to the National GDP.  The Ministry is headed by Minister Naftali ...
Ministry of Social Affairs and Social services
The Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services  is the government agency charged to ensure the welfare of the public in Israel and oversee the supply of services. Under this framework the office develop services to tackle social problems such as poverty and unemployment that includes Jewish and Arab citizens alike.  However since the problems of poverty and unemployment are so wide in the Arab sector, and since specially tailored solutions are often required, specific progr ...
Authority for the Economic Development of the Minority Sectors in the Prime Minister's Office
The Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Druze and Circassian Sectors was established by power of a Government Resolution (No. 1204, February 15, 2007).   The purpose of the Authority is to maximize the economic potential of the Arab, Druze and Circassian population by encouraging the economic and business activity within these communities, and integrating them into the national economy.   Furthermore, the Authority engages in coordination, integration and foll ...
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JDC-Israel-TEVET: One-Stop Employment Centers (Al-Fanar)

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