Beyond Dev

Beyond Development is a postgraduate training and reskilling programme to place highly-talented non-STEM Arab university graduates into the well-paid tech sector, with support through their initial employment. The programme is informed by changing industry needs, and is designed to be fully funded by employers, in keeping with Portland’s established self-sustaining model. Established with Young Business Leadership and in partnership with Eshkol Hasharon, the first cohort started in 2022, and a second in 2023, on track to place 100 graduates by the end of 2024.


“The most surprising thing for me is that within less than a week of finishing the course, I was hired at Amdocs as an automation developer” Hanin Awad – Automation Developer at Amdocs

“After experiencing multiple rejections, I chose to participate in the Beyond Dev programme in order to get an opportunity to integrate into the high-tech industry and bring my professional abilities to light” Amar Bracha – QA Automation Developer at Parallel Wireless

“The Beyond Dev course improved my knowledge and skills in the area of software testing, and I was guided in the right direction to achieve my goals” Muhammad Abu Raqiyya

Learn more at Portland Israel.

graduates to be placed by the end of 2024