In recent years it has extended its educational provision beyond high school and provides tertiary-level degree and diploma courses in fields including dentistry, engineering, business management, optometry, fashion and entrepreneurship. It also maintains a successful research and development hub.
ORT began operating in France in 1921. It worked with local Jewish organisations to roll out vocational training courses and to find employment for newly-arrived German refugees. ORT stayed in France during the Second World War and maintained facilities in 20 French cities.
ORT France expanded from the mid-1950s and throughout the 1960s and 1970s to offer vocational and academic education to newly-arrived North African Jews.
From the 1980s ORT France’s curriculum and courses underwent fundamental changes providing advanced science and technology courses and university preparation programs.ORT France Website