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33,000 Students Received Training in Ort Institutions Last Year; 10,200 Graduated

More than 33,000 students received training at ORT institutions in Europe, North Africa, Israel, Latin America and the United States during 1949, it was reported today by George Backer, president of the American CPT. Approximately 10,200 completed their training and graduated and 12,300 received partial training before leaving.

Of these partially trained, 6,800 DP’s discontinued training because of migration opportunities. Many went to Israel and continued their training there, although none have graduated as yet because of the emphasis on long-term courses in that country. For the past three years the American ORT Federation has received its funds through special agreement with the Joint Distribution Committee. In 1949 the American ORT received $1,500,000, representing about two-thirds of the total subventions paid out by the World ORT Union for the support of its worldwide installations.