The ORT Braude Academic College of Engineering (OBC), founded in 1995 and located in Karmiel, aims to bridge socioeconomic gaps. Its student body numbers over 3,000 students from heterogeneous, multicultural, and multilingual backgrounds, 22% are members of the Arab sector, and 31% are female. The majority of students hail from Israel’s north, with many of them being first – generation college students.
The OBC leadership believes that each and every person has the right to shape their own future. This is the reason why we enable those candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to become educated and succeed. With this in mind, the college has a lenient acceptance policy, while upholding high, uncompromising academic standards. To date, ORT Braude has graduated over 8,000 engineers, adding to the diversity of the local industrial population.