ICL promotes the study of trades among high school students in collaboration with industrial schools that operate under the auspices of Israel’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The Company employs around 60 11th and 12th grade students from four high schools in Israel’s Negev: Amal Dimona, Atid Periclase, Amal Be’er Sheva and ORT Arad. The students study four days a week in their schools and work for two days a week in one of our factories, primarily in maintenance departments, warehouses and supply departments. In their schools, the students study a trade and are granted a certificate in one of the following fields: electronics, welding, mechanics machining and autotronics (automotive electronics). Each student that works for ICL is assigned a mentor who is an employee of the Company that accompanies him along his path whether in terms of professional instruction and practical training - as a continuation of the student’s schooling, or in terms of helping the student acquire the tools required to cope with adult life, including assuming responsibility, developing a work ethic, dealing with authority, integrating into society and making correct decisions for life.
We are proud that most of the students in the program join the army at the end of high school, and that several of the students who pursue this apprentice program are hired by one of our companies following the completion of their military service in the trade in which they studied and worked during high school.
We attach great importance to this program both in terms of its contribution to the community and for creating skilled workers that can be absorbed into the Company.