Mechanical, chemical and nuclear practical engineering students participate for 17 months, as a class, with a participating company, graduating with a practical engineering certificate and a job with the company. The first class opened with 23 practical chemical engineering students, followed by a second class with 23 practical mechanical engineering students. This was followed by a program for nuclear practical engineers and practical tunnel engineers.
In 2014 Atidim launched a trailblazing program to train 50 practical natural gas engineers. Atidyim program was a result of Israel’s discovery of a wealth of natural gas off its Mediterranean coast and the lack of trained practical natural gas engineers.
Atidyim program is serving a critical need for practical engineers in a number of fields. Today, 324 graduates are working as practical engineers in Israel’s different industries.
A new program with 21 new classes will be launched in 2017-18.