Empowering the Ethiopian Israeli Community through Higher Education
For the Ethiopian Israeli community, the key to effective absorption and financial stability is the development of dynamic and successful young leaders, made possible by quality higher educational programming and job placement assistance. By providing personal attention, full tutorial support, generous scholarships, and a welcoming, adaptive and inclusive learning environment, Ono Academic College empowers its Ethiopian Israeli students to take charge of their own futures, while at the same time bolstering the entire Ethiopian Israeli community and promoting diversity and equity in Israeli society.
ENSURING PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS
In addition to removing the economic barriers to education, Ono Academic College also ensures the professional success of its Ethiopian Israeli students by creating individualized employment networks, anchored by the college’s career development office, academic staff and administration. Serving as mentors and matchmakers, these dedicated professionals help our Ethiopian Israeli students make a seamless transition into the Israeli workforce.
Thanks to Ono’s comprehensive educational programming and network of role models, our Ethiopian Israeli students have secured job placements in prestigious law offices, top accounting firms, and major business enterprises, including VISA, Bank Leumi, Bank Mizrahi, IBI investments and many more. The talent and tenacity of these Ono Academic College graduates enhances their own visibility, while raising the professional profile of the Ethiopian Israeli community.
THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
Ono Academic College relies on the support of international philanthropic partners for the development of this higher education program by means of matching scholarships for Ethiopian Israeli students. Over the last decade, Ono has partnered with the Cape Gate Scholarships (Kaplan Family), UIA Canada, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles and other Jewish Federations to support this program.