Guidance Center January February & March 2018

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Guidance Center January February & March 2018

Guidance Center January February & March 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, we have come to know slightly over 200 lone young olim who participated in the various group activities of the Guidance Center.



In the first quarter of 2018, we have come to know slightly over 200 lone young olim who participated in the various group activities of the Guidance Center.

 

Orientation days
Between January – March, we conducted 3 orientation days:

·       Ein Hashofet – 35 young olim divided into 2 groups: English and Russian

·       Maagan Michael – approximately 50 young olim divided into 3 groups: English, Russian and Spanish

·       Yagur –18 young olim divided into 2 groups: English and Russian.

 

In addition to the regular program taught during the orientation days, we continued to reinforce the productive cooperation with the IDF recruitment mobile office of the community division at Meitav, and this time as well, 4 soldiers arrived at our orientation days to provide tips to the young olim on the IDF draft process, the ”Tzav Rishon” (the first call to the army) and to share with the young  olim their own personal drafting process experience.

They also met separately with each “Malshab” (candidate of the Israeli Defense Service), reviewed their personal information in the military system and answered personal questions.

 

 

In addition to the orientation days between January and March, we conducted ‘life in Israel’ content workshops at ulpan Kibbutz Tzuba and at Beit Brodetzky Absorption Center: At Kibbutz Tzuba, we ran an orientation program on integration in Israeli society that included a series of 4 sessions (each workshop lasted 3 hours).

The program was attended by 20 young  olim from around the world and the sessions were conducted in English.

Among the program topics: cultural gaps, job search and career management, resume writing and preparing for job interviews, as well as apartment search in Israel as well as proper financial behavior.

 

At Beit Brodetzky, in January, we conducted a workshop on cultural gaps and resume writing.

The 4-hour workshop was attended by 85 young olim who were divided into groups by language: English, Russian, Spanish, French and Farsi.

One month later, at the request of the young olim, an extension workshop was convened – on preparing for a job interview and job search tools.

In this 3-hour workshop, participated 40 young olim divided into 2 groups: English and Russian.

 

In addition to the group activity was individual activities. Between January – March, approximately 120 young olim enjoyed individual counseling and guidance  in a framework of over 115 hours on various topics, with emphasis on resume writing, reviewing employment contracts, assistance in finding an apartment and reviewing rental lease as well as advice and assistance in IDF draft process.

 

Among the cases we have overseen between these months, we are pleased to share the story of Edward, a 27-year-old new ole from the United States who is highly motivated to enter the IDF and contribute to the country. After having participated in the orientation center’s workshops and being introduced to our activities, Edward contacted us to help him with the IDF so that he could enlist.

 

The military does not require enlistment at this age and in most cases, does not allow the possibility of volunteering.

With our assistance, we formulated an application to volunteer and referred him to the relevant officials in the IDF. After several queries by Edward and us, he was summoned to Tzav Rishon, and to our delight, the process ended on a positive note and Edward will enlist in December and will begin his service in the army Hebrew ulpan at Michve Alon base.

 

 

In addition to the regular activities of the Guidance center, we participated In March in a job fair at Beit Brodetzky Absorption Center, 150 new olim attended the job fair, including currant students at the ulpan program, as well as program alumni. During the fair, immigrants who contacted us benefited from a review of their resume as well as concrete tips on finding work as well as how to appeal to employers during the fair.