Jerusalem Technology Week
The Municipality of Jerusalem held "Technology Week" at 24 educational institutions in Jerusalem
One of the highlight events took place on Thursday, March 16 - "Young Women's Day" for the city's schoolgirls, dealing with technology issues.
Throughout the week of March 12-16, the Municipality of Jerusalem celebrated 'Jerusalem Technology Week'. During the week there were classes, lectures, tours and a variety of other activities dealing with technology issues.
Students from 24 secondary schools took part in the Technology Week, including Beit Hinuch, Reut, HaGymnasia, Hamasorti, Kidma, Ulpanat Pisgat Ze'ev and other educational institutions. It included about 12,000 male and female students in grades 7-12, 400 educators and about 30 hi-tech and technology companies. The events were held in the framework of the "complete educational space" - a combination of formal and informal education to develop skills and competencies within the school curriculum.
During Technology Week, the students participated in workshops that dealt with a variety of topics - including laser and graphic design, the national cyber directorate (prevention of cyber attacks), a photo competition with artificial intelligence, English and technology, an introduction to artificial intelligence, and many other activities.
During the week, there were also two main events: a "Programming Hackathon" and a 'Young Women and Technology Day', which took place on March 16 from 9:00 to 13:00 at Givat Ram University in the presence of the Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Lion.
It was a day dedicated to the city's female students on technological issues that was held in collaboration with the Faculty of Computer Science and the Intel company in Givat Ram. The purpose of the event was to encourage girls to excel and to choose high-level professions, with an emphasis on technological ones.
In addition, there was an opening lecture entitled "From the glass ceiling to the creative floor - determining the reality of our lives" by Adi Pimental, a personal trainer, mentor and leader in training courses and leadership programs. There were also elective workshops that dealt with a variety of different topics such as programming, introduction to artificial intelligence, leadership in the technological age, and more.
The Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Lion, said "The Jerusalem education system is moving forward. The Jerusalem Technology Week was held throughout the week. It is very important to hold the events, the workshops, and the many activities that took place in relation to deepening the acquaintance with the technological worlds, with an aim of encouraging the city's male and female students to develop in the fields of entrepreneurship, programming and more. The educational institutions in Jerusalem advocate excellence, and we at the Municipality will continue to invest, encourage, provide the necessary tools and pave the way to success for the wonderful young people studying in Jerusalem."