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Ort Program in Poland for New Year Announced; to Include Older Jews

The ORT program in Poland for the new school year includes not only skills training for young Jews but also classes for older persons who cannot use their existing crafts, it was reported here today from Warsaw.

David Slobodkin, ORT director in Poland, also said that young students are being given a general education qualifying them for higher education. He added that the ORT schools were taking in Jewish children unable to find places in Government trade schools either because they live in areas which have no such schools or because there are more applicants than school openings.

Given an opportunity in the ORT schools, he reported, these children usually do well and get qualification certificates which are endorsed by state educational authorities. Electronics and radio skills are popular among the ORT students.

It was also reported today from Warsaw that 152 men and women were graduated at the Warsaw ORT Center. Only three of the students failed to complete the course. Eleven trades were taught during the last term. Trainees ranged from teenagers to old age pensioners. More trainees are expected this year.

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