14.11.2011 17.Cheschwan. 5772
Peres receives mixed report from companies and Arab employees involved in the Maantech initiative.
Nine months after inaugurating a program to encourage the recruitment and training of high tech professionals from the Arab sector, President Shimon Peres on Sunday received a progress report from some of the companies and their Arab employees.
Peres recognized an unfulfilled potential in the Israeli-Arab community, and in February, established Maantech in a joint initiative with John Chambers, president and CEO of Cisco Systems, Kav Mashve, Tsofen, Manpower and MIT. The voluntary coalition of high tech companies that were interested in recruiting and training high tech professionals from the Arab sector and integrating them into Israel’s high tech industry also included Intel, HP, SAP, Oracle, Amdocs, RSA, Galil Software, Google, Matrix, ECI, IBM, NICE, Checkpoint and CA Technologies, among others….