“We’ll put in order all of the rules and regulations, and we’ll learn and apply all of the lessons regarding safety and security, but is there not always the human factor? That factor is we, and the things that need to be reassessed and reconstructed: our culture of discussion, our culture of readiness, the culture of investigating the accident ‘that almost was’ or any other event of ours, our staff’s culture of voicing doubts, the culture of complacency and hubris.”
Arriving in Jerusalem among thousands of others, mechina students participated in a wide range of activities in the city’s honor and in memory of the Ethiopian Jews who died on their journey to Zion.
Good news! An amendment to increase the number of students with disabilities at the mechinot passed first reading at the Knesset.
The Joint Council of Mechinot this morning appointed Lt. Gen. (ret.) Shlomo Aharonishky, former inspector general of the Israel Police, as external consultant to the mechinot on field safety and security.
Thousands of Israelis congregated yesterday evening in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square and Jerusalem’s Zion Square to mourn the nine young women and one young man who were killed in the disaster in the Negev.
Some 36 young men and women from the US will come to Israel next year to experience the mechinot. Last week, they attended a preparatory seminar about the adventure that awaits.
Dani Zamir, CEO of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies), spoke at the annual leadership conference in Tel Hai.
The new placement system of the traditional and secular mechinot is a success. Eighty percent of accepted candidates were admitted to their first choice.
An introductory conference for Be’Artzeinu’s Kerem Shalom project was held last Thursday with the participation of Dr. Yoaz Hendel.
The seminar’s over. A bunch of amazing guys and girls who got together and came up with a crazy unique shared space … We all left with energy and tools to set out on a life of doing great things. There are amazing alumni. When they sit together a bit, they can dream, ground themselves, build confidence, and understand that when there are others to work with, incredible things happen …
Some 40 alumni coordinators from Orthodox, secular, and traditional mechinot came together for a midyear conference highlighting the civil service.