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  10/18/2012, Cheshvan 2, 5773

Strike at Technology Colleges on Sunday


The Forum of Technology Colleges for practical engineers announced, Thursday evening, that demonstrations will be held Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the Be'er Sheva', Tel Chai, and Schenker technology colleges as part of the colleges' demands for an emergency 40-million-shekel transfer of funds. The forum claims that the colleges warned of their need a number of times and declared they would have to collect a 2,000-shekel emergency fee from each student, in addition to tuition.

Outgoing Chairman Alex Miller of the Knesset Education Committee expressed sorrow at the announcement, explaining, "Technological education is extremely important and action must be taken at all levels to prevent the economic collapse of this system." He stressed, "The fruits of the investment in technological education will continue to help the future blossoming of Israel's economy."