GENEVA (Aug. 26)
The City Tram and Railways System in Tunis is offering jobs to new graduates from the ORT vocational training schools in Tunisia, while in French Morocco the government is lending sizable financial assistance to the ORT work, according to the semi-annual World ORT Union report made public here today.
In Tunis, in addition to job offers from the city’s streetcar and railway system. other positions for ORT school graduates have been lined up with electrical firms. The latter will employ graduates of the ORT group-workshop in electrical installation.
In French Morocco, the report announces, the Department of Public Instruction has granted a subvention totalling 18,500,000 francs to the ORT work. Of the total, 10,000,000 francs has been put on the budget; the remainder is in the status of “suspended account” pending improvement in the protectorate’s general financial conditions.
Other help has been received by ORT in Morocco from the Joint Distribution Committee, the Women’s American ORT, and OSE-MAROC. The latter, ORT reports, has “introduced a vast medical scheme in our schools, particularly in the field of preventive medicine and the treatment of trachoma and dengue fever.”
A building expansion program has been completed in ORT’s two schools of Casablanca. One of the schools will be in a position to accept 200 additional boys as students by fall, while the second school will accommodate 600 girls by October. Special arrangements have been made by ORT in Casablanca for the care of girl students from the provinces. These girls, graduates of elementary schools, are boarded in the homes of carefully selected families in the city, while they attend ORT classes.