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U.S. Signs Pact with Ort to Establish Technical School in Guinea

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The United States Agency for International Development today announced signing of a contract with the American ORT Federation to establish a technical vocational training program in Guinea to assist development of industry in this West African country. The contract with AID was signed by Dr. William Haber, American ORT president.

The arrangement was initiated upon agreement with the government of the Republic of Guinca. It will become effective immediately. Under the two-year $1,100,000 contract,’ the American ORT will establish a technical vocational school for training of skilled mechanics and technicians, including special technical training for selected students who then will carry on such instruction in this and other schools.

The school, first of its kind in Guinea, will be located in the capital city of Conakry. The school eventually will have a capacity of 200 students and, once it is operational, will furnish approximately 20 instructors or foremen each year for industry. Among courses to be included in the school’s program are precision mechanics, technical drawing, maintenance mechanics, refrigeration, and Diesel mechanics.

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