What is World ORT


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 todays and tomorrows marketplace. … and welcome to ORTnet – the communications network of World ORT. ORTnet links World ORT’s National Organisations and supporters, ORT schools, Centres, and training programmes to provide a global focus for information and resources. What ORT does ORTs mission is educating for life. 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 worlds 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 ORTs educational programmes reach isolated communities and individuals worldwide.