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Ort Reports Training 42,328 Persons During Last Year in 21 Lands

Continued massive migration of Jews will require large-scale programs of vocational aid in the coming years, according to a report issued here today by ORT, the international Jewish vocational training agency.

The report said that 42,328 persons last year received educational and economic assistance in 625 ORT training units. Seventy different trade skills were taught by 1,359 instructors. Over the last five years, 102,544 persons enrolled in such training services. The ORT programs were conducted in 21 countries, chiefly in Israel, North Africa, Iran, Poland and Western Europe. A new training activity was opened recently in Bombay, India.

The cost of ORT services in 1964 amounted to $9,784,514, of which $2,000,000 was received from the Joint Distribution Committee out of United Jewish Appeal income. Another $1,100,000 came from the membership activities of Women’s American ORT.

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