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What is World ORT

Last updated: 2003-08-23

ORT is one of the largest non-governmental training organisations in the world. It is registered as an NGO with the United Nations.

ORT is a worldwide Jewish charity that assists disadvantaged individuals and communities to become self-sufficient.

ORT educates and trains people in skills that will provide them with sustainable employment in today’s and tomorrow’s marketplace.

As one of the largest non-governmental education and training organisations in the world, ORT teaches and trains over 250,000 students annually in more than fifty countries. The programmes are geared to the demands of countries and to the demands of the workplace now and in the future.

ORT leads the field in technological and vocational training in the developing world. ORT provides skills-training and self-help projects for some of the world’s most impoverished communities, using funds from development agencies and national governments to put people on the path to economic independence.

ORT uses the most up-to-date teaching methods and equipment to train people for the careers that will make them independent, contributing members of their own society.

At the cutting edge of modern technology, ORT continues to update and develop new programmes for its international student body. Through its own global distance education service, ORTnet – accessible through the Internet – ORT’s educational programmes reach isolated communities and individuals worldwide.

World ORT can be contacted in the following ways:

World ORT Administrative Offices
ORT House
126 Albert Street
London NW1 7NE
England UK

+44 (0)20 7446 8500
+44 (0)20 7446 8650