Engine factory, engineering college, engineering graduates heading to Israel

Engine factory, engineering college, engineering graduates heading to Israel

August 15, 2021 Comments Off on Engine factory, engineering college, engineering graduates heading to Israel By admin

The construction of new engines at the Israeli port of Ashkelon, which has been used to manufacture Israeli submarines, has generated a surge in engineering graduates.

The number of engineering graduates at Ashkelons engineering college doubled to over 40 students in the first quarter of 2017 from around 40 students a year ago, with some graduates moving to the country to study abroad.

Some of them are joining the naval engineering department of the Israel Defence Forces, which operates some of the newest submarines in the world, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The Ashkelont engineers are part of a growing number of graduates from the military-industrial complex, which is increasingly turning to the military for its research and development.

The military has long sought to attract and retain high-caliber graduates from engineering schools and colleges in Israel.

The army started hiring more engineers from engineering colleges and universities as part of the recruitment drive in the early 2000s, hoping to attract young people to the ranks of the IDF.

But as the IDF continues to modernize, it has struggled to attract engineering talent to its ranks, especially as it struggles to retain and recruit high-quality graduates from other military branches, including the Air Force and the Navy.

The IDF’s efforts to attract graduates have drawn criticism from some former officers, who say the military should focus more on its military-oriented programs, like engineering, that have the capability to build a new generation of submarines.