ORT

World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organisation.

Founded in 1880, World ORT is operational in 37 countries and helps around 300 000 students around the world. Our mission is to provide communities wherever they are, with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of their environment.

Our ORT network provides a combination of high-level science and technology education with strengthened Jewish identity to bridge the gap between ability and opportunity – and to ensure the continuity of Jewish life worldwide.

STUDENT PROGRAMMES: ORT organises various student programs such as summers schools, awards, competitions and educational programmes. Student programmes have been established to reflect the very latest developments in technology and educational training and to broaden the horizons and experiences of our students.

TEACH OUR TEACHERS: We work with 235 schools and colleges and world-ranked ORT university. We invest in educators. We provide educators with effective tools for their work, we offer continuing professional development and the flexibility to innovate.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) gives students a real advantage in the employment market, worldwide. STEM gives students the knowledge and skills to become part of a scientific and technology-based society. STEM educators encourage and inspire life-long inquisitiveness; students ask questions, find answers, learn more about the world.

JEWISH IDENTITY: The founding principles of ORT are rooted in its Jewish identity and values. The Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (making the world a better place) and social responsibility are promoted alongside other aspects of personal development. We provide training and support for teachers of Jewish subjects in schools across the world. Where there are Jewish people who have become disconnected from their heritage and culture, we bring families together through our fully inclusive schools and colleges to strengthen and rebuild communities.

FURTHER EDUCATION: We prepare our students for work through vocational and occupational training, and also undergraduate and postgraduate courses at our universities and colleges of higher education.

ORT GLOBAL AID: ORT helps disadvantaged people in Africa, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and Asia – regardless of their religion or ethnicity. Since 1960, ORT Global Aid programs have benefited more than 2 million people in 98 countries. Financed by development institutions, donor agencies, private companies and foundations, our programs are designed to meet local needs.

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