New Agreement Between Ort and Soviet Government to Industrialize Jewish Youth

The central executive of the Ort and the Soviet government have come to an agreement which aims at preparing skilled workers among the Jewish youth for the state and artisan industry. According to this agreement the Ort will assign 200,000 roubles until October 1, 1930. Of this sum 150,000 roubles will be spent for placing young Jews in factories and 50,000 roubles for organizing professional technical courses in the cooperatives, which the Ort is establishing with the aid of the People’s Tool Campaign in America and with various other incomes.

The new agreement will widen the activities of the Ort. The Ort representatives will participate in the government commissions of the Comzet, that is preparing the plans for the placing of Jewish youth in the factories.

Until September, 1930, over 3,000 young Jews will be placed in various undertakings and professional technical courses in Central Russia. According to the suggestion of the Comzet the Ort sent a special instructor to Lenin-grad whose particular mission is to place about 600 young Jews in the factory-schools of Leningrad.

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