Adir Ba'Marom is the unique program that combines Torah studies with technical studies. Its emphasis: personality development and love of country.
Israel's Ministry of Education, Kadima Mada, and the Israel Air Force (IAF) are all partners in this program that brings together teenagers — immigrants and native-born Israelis — from the periphery and cities in the center of the country. For acceptance into the program, students are assessed according to their IAF aptitude tests and personal interviews.
The two-year program begins with a mechina ("preparatory") program at Midreshet Hagolan's seminary to build a spiritual foundation the teens can take with them as they face life's challenges. They then attend electronics classes where the staff accompanies them until they receive their diploma in practical engineering. Upon graduation, the students serve in the challenging technology fields in the IAF for four years (three years of compulsory service plus one year of career service). The mechina staff continues to provide a supportive network to the students during their studies and their service.
Some of these young men have further advanced in their studies, by completing a degree in engineering, and in the IAF, by completing officer's training and joining the ranks of officers. All the while, they keep one thing in mind: contributing to their country.