Druze Veterans Association Founder/CEO Koftan Halabi held a regularly scheduled meeting with the spiritual leader of Israel’s Druze, The Hon. Sheikh Moafaq Tarif.
Halabi briefed Sheikh Tarif on the logistical progress of the DTEC (1st Druze High-Tech Empowerment Center) which will open Gd willing next year in the Southern Carmel mountains. The Sheikh replied to the progress report with heartfelt thanks and blessings.
Halabi continues to work tirelessly with his all-volunteer board members to build the institution that Shiekh Tarif and other Druze leaders believe will have a significant positive impact on the socio-economic integration of Israel’s Druze into Israeli society at large.
The DTEC will provide a base for high-tech educational opportunities for Druze veterans. Included in the programs will be scholarships, mentorships, job preparation and job placement. The DTEC will also include a Women’s Empowerment Center as well as other innovative features.
Under the flag of the DVA, the DTEC has already been instrumental in securing jobs and job training in high-tech fields for military and police veterans. The leaders of Israel’s high-tech industry have greeted the requests with enthusiasm in hope that many more certified trainees become available soon.
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