The Technological College of Beer-Sheva
A School of Practical Engineering.
The Technological College of Beer-Sheva works to advance the study of technology in the greater Beer-Sheva region among a broad mosaic of populations: city residents, members of the Negev’s remote communities, ultra-orthodox Jews, Bedouins, soldiers just out of the army, new immigrants, tourists, and residents of rural communities – moshavim and kibbutzim.
The College has set itself the goal, in addition to technological education, of service to the region and the community. As the oldest institution of post-secondary education in Beer-Sheva and the only one to carry the name of Beer-Sheva in its title, many activities are done without financial compensation.
Milestones in the development of the College
- Labor Minister Golda Meir dedicates the “Center for Vocational Training” (Israel’s first).
- A “School for Technicians” is launched in Beer-Sheva under the aegis of the Technion in Haifa.
- An agreement is signed between the Ministry of Labor and Ben Gurion University of the Negev to operate the College. A “School for Practical Engineers and Technicians” is launched.
- The “Mekif Het” high school is founded in conjunction with the Beer-Sheva municipality and the Ministry of Education.
- A “School for Hotel Studies” is founded in Arad in conjunction with the Jewish Agency and the municipality of Arad.\
- The Technological College founds the “School of Engineering” with the approval of the Israel Higher Education Council.
- The Technological College of Beer-Sheva is registered as an official association and operates as an independent entity.
- The Technological College of Beer-Sheva wins the Beer-Sheva Award for Educational Excellence given by the Beer-Sheva municipality.
- The “Mekif Het” high school wins the National Education Award.
- The Technological College of Beer-Sheva celebrates its 60th anniversary.
- An agreement of strategic cooperation is signed with “World ORT — ///Kadima Mada//.
Population of the Negev Desert
- City of Beer-Sheva: 250,000
- Bedouin in local towns and villages: 200,000
- Other towns of the Negev: 200,000
(Dimona, Arad, Mitzpe Ramon, Ofakim, Kiriat Gat, Netivot, Sderot etc.)
- Total: 650,000