The Yezreel Valley marks the border of the Lower Galilee, extending from the hills of Nazareth to Mount Gilboa. Many pioneering agricultural settlements were established here during the early 20th century, including Nahalal, Merchavia and Kfar Yehoshua, representing a formidable chapter in the history of modern Israel. Many of the pioneers from these kibbutzim and moshavim, now in their seventies and eighties, study at YVC as part of the "Vatikei HaEmek" program.
Today, as Northern Israel's economy has shifted away from agriculture, YVC is playing a key role in preparing successive generations to face the challenges of today's dynamic world. For young people, both Jewish and Arab, growing up in the towns and villages of the Yezreel Valley, the opportunity to achieve an academic degree represents an empowering leap into the 21st century.