Swiss Govt. Backing Ort Project to Train Israelis in Switzerland

The Swiss Government today announced its official backing for a tripartite ORT project which will train a group of 17 Israeli foremen from industry, settlement and co-operative in Switzerland. The working men have been enrolled at the ORT Teachers’ Training Institute at Anieres, Switzerland, for a series of up-to-the-minute proficiency courses which include on-the-spot study of Swiss factories and on-the-job training in industry.

The course for the 17 Israelis is the second of its kind but the first to be run under the joint auspices of the Israeli Government, the International Labor Organization, and ORT within the technical assistance program of the Swiss Government. A reception held to welcome the Israeli foremen was addressed by Mr. Bruno Stockli, on behalf of the Swiss authorities and by Mr. Armand Brunschvig, president of Swiss ORT.

Dr. Menachem Kahany, permanent delegate of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva thanked the Swiss Government, the ILO and ORT for the organization of this specialized course to which his Government attaches considerable importance. H. Beck, on behalf of the ILO emphasized the similarity of aims and ideals of ORT and the ILO in the sphere of vocational training and technical assistance.

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