Established in 1933, BOSMAT was Israel’s first technological high school and for 75 years, the school provided its students with the knowledge and skills to enter the job market as practical engineers and technicians. But in the 1990s the job market changed and as the high tech industry expanded, there was less demand for these professions and in 2007 the school finally closed down.
Today the city of Haifa sees one of its highest priorities to be the promotion of excellence in science and technology and believes now is the time to re-invent BOSMAT to answer the needs of today’s market and to prepare a new generation of professionals.
The New BOSMAT Technological Campus (NBTC) will offer a six-year program to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the areas of technology and studying at the highest academic level. The Technion will be a significant partner in the project, guiding the development of the academic program and providing faculty members to give lectures and classes in their fields.
BOSMAT will employ the STEAM paradigm which includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. The governing pedagogical principle will be Project Based Learning, a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.
We have already started the project and the construction of the first building was completed last year. We need to add two more buildings to make the campus fully ready and operational.