ORT’s Global Aid Initiatives

ORT’s International Cooperation (IC) department responds to needs and challenges with a range of development programs, community training initiatives and humanitarian aid missions.

For decades we have helped disadvantaged people in Africa, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and Asia, regardless of their religion or ethnicity. Our IC programs are designed to meet local needs and to overcome economic, cultural and linguistic barriers while working with partners on the ground to integrate projects quickly and effectively. We focus on sectors in which ORT has earned a reputation for excellence and impact:

  • Vocational and technical education
  • Workforce development
  • NGO institutional building
  • Agriculture
  • Rural and urban development
  • Transportation


IC projects strive to establish self-sustaining training capacities worldwide by joining local experts, organizations, authorities and supporters. ORT provides specialists to develop customized technical assistance and training alongside strategies for rapid mobilization. Since 1960, ORT has run more than 350 programs in more than 100 countries, aiding people and communities to have meaningful, self-sufficient futures. Backed by development institutions, donor agencies, private companies and foundations, IC has worked with partners ranging from UNESCO and the World Bank to Coca Cola and Hewlett Packard.

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