Cyber training program for released soldiers wins Innovation Award – The Jerusalem Post

The program trains soldiers who are newly released from “a meaningful service” in the IDF, offering classes, mentorship and team exercises to prepare them for junior positions, according to a press release. The training focuses on helping participants learn the technical skills necessary for the industry as well as other skills for finding a job such as resume writing and preparing for an interview.

The six-month program was developed during the

“Cyber4s is an innovative, breakthrough program and one of its kind, and we are proud and excited that it was awarded the Chief of General Staff’s Innovation Award,” said Scale-Up Velocity by Start-Up Nation Central CEO Maty Zwaig.

“The partnership with the IDF and the Israel National Cyber Directorate created a national opportunity to tap into the tremendous potential of discharged soldiers, who did not serve in technology units and provide them with a platform to enter the high-tech industry. This program creates a seamless connection between quality human capital and a focused industry need, using a scalable program that will drive the engine behind the Israeli economy – the high-tech industry and Israeli innovation.”

Cyber4s was developed by Scale-Up Velocity by Start-Up Nation Central, an organization that works to develop solutions to Israel’s high-tech human capital challenges, in cooperation with the Profession for Life Administration of the IDF and the Israel National Cyber Directorate.