Corona Employment Program
Of the hundreds of thousands of unemployed Israelis, how many will return to work? How many will re-open their businesses? How can the younger generation plan their future?
No one knows the answer to these questions. But no doubt, once the corona pandemic is behind us and we return to ‘normal’ lives, many will be unemployed, under-employed or unable to plan a new future.
The New Dawn program was specifically developed to assist individuals who are unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The comprehensive program works on multiple levels. It was developed in coordination with the Joint Distribution Committee and the Pilat Institute for Employment Direction with a focus on the two most vulnerable sectors: post-army at risk young adults and individuals aged 40+.
The New Dawn program was launched in October 2020. It is dedicated to securing employment for the pandemic unemployed, by helping them strengthen their capacities through academic degree granting tracks, developing quality skills and upgrading capabilities. What makes this program unique is the seamless contiguity from evaluation and assessment to individualized mentoring to securing suitable employment. New Dawn works in coordination with other professional organizations nationwide.
In 2020, while closely working with one of the country’s leading employment assessment and evaluation institutes, New Dawn helped develop a unique digital assessment tool, which smoothes and advances the path towards employment. Additionally, with the coronavirus pandemic we introduced a new method of working with the IDF, volunteers and potential employers in regards to needy soldiers serving in the IDF. Furthermore, we created a track for discharged soldiers from Israel’s vulnerable sectors.
What Makes This Program Unique?
New Dawn is more than a life preserver; it is a path that will change the future of the pandemic unemployed, strengthen their families and community, and enrich Israeli society. We are continuing to work on multiple fronts to: double the number of volunteers; guide the unemployed to the most appropriate tracks; explore niches in the workforce; build additional cooperative relationships with businesses, and promote this unique program on a national scale.
Without the hands-on professional help throughout the process, many of these individuals would be lost in a maze of missed opportunities. New Dawn ensures that they can maximize their potential, and gain the soft and hard skills they need to carry them forward for years to come.