Two Israeli Engineers Join New York City’s Municipal Services

Two young Israeli engineers, graduates of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, this week went on the payroll of the City of New York in a new program that is designed to provide Israel engineers with specialized know-how and experience.

The two–Meir Schwartz and Mordechai Blank–are native-born Israelis who earned their degrees at the Technion within the past seven years. Mr. Schwartz will work in the Department of Public Works and Mr. Blank in the Department of Highways, while three other Technion graduates, who are scheduled to start work next month, will work in the Department of Marine and Aviation. The Technion graduates have been given the special title of Exchange Trainee and will earn salaries equivalent to those of Junior Civil Engineers.

The special program was developed by the American Technion Society in cooperation with New York’s Mayor Robert F. Wagner and City Council President Paul R. Screvane. At a ceremony at City Hall, the Technion engineers presented Mayor Wagner with a newly published multi-lingual technical dictionary, compiled by a member of the Technion faculty, consisting of five languages–Hebrew, English, French, German and Russian.

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