In all of the countries where Chevron operates, including Israel, we are committed to investing socially in the communities where we are active. Our Israeli projects are chosen on the basis of local need. In Israel the company promotes and develops technological education while strengthening and assisting communities from all sectors of Israeli society.
Chevron also strives to increase the employment of blue-and-white staff, local sourcing and use of local suppliers, and the transmission of knowledge and experience to Israel's growing natural gas industry on topics such as safety and preparedness for non-routine situations.
Chevron Mediterranean Limited is operating and developing a social investment program in Israel that continues the programs operated by Noble Energy, before the merger with Chevron in 2020. Chevron's program is expanding and developing in accordance with existing needs.
Over the years, we have supported a number of major programs:
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In 2014, Ruppin Technological College became home to a knowledge and study center for energy and natural gas disciplines – a partnership between the College and Noble Energy.
The center trains practical engineers and students in a variety of fields for careers in the energy and natural gas sector. Most of its graduates have gone on to work in Israel's flourishing energy industry, whether at Chevron or in other companies and organizations. They are employed as practical engineers, technicians, and in other capacities.
Heznek la'Atid launches and develops unique and innovative programs aimed at promoting education and academic/technological study, personal empowerment, and the acquisition of skills leading to socioeconomic mobility for disadvantaged populations from all sectors of society.
Heznek l'Handesa'im (Heznek for Practical Engineers) and Heznek l'Ta'asiya (Heznek for Industry) are two of our main programs for promoting technological education in Israel. Operated in all sectors of Israeli society, these programs have proven successful in keeping secondary and post-secondary students from dropping out of school, and in helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds enter the workforce with tech skills needed by industry, while integrating successfully in society and the community.
Each year, these programs help thousands of teens and young adults forge personal and career paths. Our collaboration with Heznek began in 2015 and continues to this day.
Youth Futures, a subsidiary of the Jewish Agency for Israel established in 2006, operates in 36 communities in Israel's social and geographical peripheral regions in order to support at-risk children and their families.
Youth Futures adopted a holistic approach to escorting the families, called "the mentoring model," which entails a significant adult accompanying the children and their families on a journey to change over a three-year period. Youth Future's mentors are the primary means of empowering children, their families, and schools, as well as the entire community.
It operates across all of Israel's sectors, in order to provide children and their families with security, tools, and equal opportunities to realize their potential.
Noble Energy supported an educational program developed by the Taasiyeda organization, aimed at introducing youth and the younger generation to the world of industry. The program transmits values, motivates its participants for STEM studies, and fosters development and progress in innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
Seeking to introduce young people to STEM career options, Noble Energy collaborated with Madatech – the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, and Space to establish Noble Energy Science Park. The Park is a hub for interactive activity, designed to inspire creativity and spark curiosity in children, from elementary school on.
Ani Carmeli ("I'm a Carmel Resident") is a unique educational program operated by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in the Carmel area, intended for local pupils from different sectors of society (secular, religious, Arab and Druze). The program gives these pupils comprehensive, hands-on training aimed at transforming them into trailblazers of change in their local communities. Chevron supports this program along with its partners in the Leviathan project.
As part of our commitment to the community, Chevron Israel operates a program called Humankind that enables its employees to support organizations and goals that are important to them. Every employee can donate to a social nonprofit, and Chevron will match his/her donation. The program also enables employees to volunteer with organizations that they choose; the company donates to the organization based on the number of volunteering hours recorded.
Chevron Mediterranean Limited employees volunteer on a regular basis for an array of Israeli projects and nonprofits.