MEPI Program Promotes Integration of Ethiopian Israelis into Workforce

Some 35 participants of the program “Employment, Empowerment, and Leadership for Excelling Ethiopian Israeli and Veteran Israeli University Graduates” celebrated the completion of a 10-month MEPI-funded course held May 4 simultaneously in Haifa and Jerusalem.  Run by Olim Beyahad (Immigrating Together), the program assists outstanding Ethiopian Israeli University graduates seeking suitable employment in Israel’s workforce. As the course ended with a component of giving back to the community, the final meeting took place at a nursing home, where the group participated in a joint activity with the elderly residents. The program is a follow-up to a Single-Country International Visitor Program for Ethiopian Israelis who focused on community engagement and youth leadership.