Israel’s tech industry has made an estimated 1,300 graduates this week, the country’s highest-ever rate, as graduates from Israeli technical schools graduate with more than a year of experience.
The country’s top tech industry body, Israel Technological Institute (ITI), reported on Wednesday that 1,054 students graduated from schools this year, the highest number in seven years.
Of those graduates, a record 2,819 have passed the graduation examination, which involves a technical writing test and interviews with the school.
Among the graduates this past year, 3,632 received degrees, up from 3,552 the year before, according to a ministry report on Wednesday.
In 2016, there were 1,664 graduates, according the ministry.
The number of graduates is also on track to exceed the 1,200 mark for this year.
The ITI has said the rate of graduates in 2016-17 is the highest since the institute began publishing data in 2010.
The report said that this year the institute has made 4,913 technical and non-technical graduates, more than the 4,100 graduates in 2015.
The institute, which has been running the exam for the past three years, said the graduation rate was set at 92 percent last year.
Last year, graduates from Israel’s Technological High School passed the exam with a score of 98.9 percent.
A high school diploma is required for entry to the Israeli tech industry.
The technical school system, established in 1958, is the main source of technical education in the country, accounting for around 75 percent of the countrys technical school population.
The schools have also been involved in a controversial debate about gender and gender equality.
The Israeli government said last year that a recent study showed that men and women who completed technical school in the same year earned significantly less than their male counterparts.
The ministry of education, the Israeli Civil Service, has said that the high school system is not responsible for the gender gap.
Israel has some of the highest rates of male graduates in the world.
The country also has the highest percentage of women in its workforce, at around 18 percent.