From March 26 to 30, Vocational Training Courses for Technology teachers took place at the ORT Technology Centre in Samara. The courses were organized within the framework of the Contract of Collaboration, signed between the Vocational Training Institute of Samara (VTIS) and the ORT Technology Centre at School No. 42 in Samara. For the first time VTIS agreed to organise these courses in cooperation with ORT, an important precedent, which breaks the monopoly of VTIS and shows the prestige of the ORT Centre.In a room decorated with the ORT flag, ORT staff members led the courses, and Head of the ORT Centre Fradkov Alexander made a presentation about ORT and the ORT Technology Centre in Samara. Upon completion of the course special certificates were presented to the course participants.