The Moscow ORT Technology College received a $2.48 million grant from the Russian government.
The grant is part of the federal government’s policy of supporting innovative vocational colleges.
“Most importantly, winning this grant is official recognition of the college as one of the best innovative educational establishments not only in Moscow but in the whole of Russia,” said Yuri Mironenko, the college’s director. “This grant also means that we can significantly upgrade our facilities and so provide students with the skills and knowledge that are in high demand among leading companies.”
In 2005, Moscow’s education authority combined ORT’s three vocational colleges into the Technology College. It now has 2,400 students.
Robert Singer, the World ORT director, noted that last year the ORT de Gunzbourg School in St. Petersburg won the prestigious President’s Prize for innovation and excellence.