Technological Lyceum №9, Kharkov, Ukraine
At September, 2006, a new ORT branch in Kharkov started working. Two spacious classes, resource lab and office accommodations have settled down in Technological Lyceum ISU no. 9 building.
The ORT Centre provides courses for students from International Solomon University and students of the Jewish Lyceum "Sha’alavim" (OU).
The ORT Technology Centre in Kharkov comprises of two fully furnished computer laboratories (specialising in graphic design, CAD/CAM and programming) as well as a resource centre containing an array of cutting edge equipment facilitate the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) syllabus.
The audience of the ORT Technology Centre is composed of adults, students and children. The opportunity to study on our courses also have people with special needs for which special groups with the adapted program and attraction of foreign experts (psychologists and doctors) are formed. The wide range of short-term courses allows to find the necessary direction to each person, from the computer beginner and up to the professional. The received knowledge allow people not only to feel more confidently on work and in a life, but allow to move on a service ladder or to find a new work.
The ORT Technology Centre cooperates with the following Jewish organizations: the Jewish Culture Centre "Beit Dan", the Kharkov branch of the American Jewish Distribution Committee, the Kharkov branch of International Solomon University, the Technology lyceum at the International Solomon University, the Kharkov Jewish Lyceum " Sha’alavim", the Holocaust Museum.
ORT-JDC ICT Studio in the ‘Beit Dan’ Jewish Cultural Centre, Kharkov, Ukraine
Alongside providing the most up to date technological education to the community, the ORT Technology Centre in Kharkov was designed to provide a focal point for the 50,000 strong Jewish population of the city, providing them with a place to meet and a sound foundation for the re-establishment of a Jewish community in of Ukraine.
The ORT Technology Centre in Kharkov was opened on the 21st September, 2001, on the premises of the ‘Beit Dan’ Jewish Cultural Centre, close to the city centre, and is currently catering for 630 students of all ages. The centre works closely with local Jewish schools and supports the curriculum, incorporating the Ukraine Ministry of Education’s academic guidelines along with ORT’s ICT syllabus. The Centre has widened the curriculum to offer several new specialist courses, including teaching animatronics and working with physically and mentally disabled members of the community, in co-operation with both Jewish and non-Jewish local organisations.
Unlike other ORT Technology Centres implemented in the CIS and Baltic States, ORT Kharkov is not restricted to the confines of a single Jewish school, but rather serves the community at large. It offers training programs for both adults and children, and teaches a range of information and technology communication courses, from beginners to advanced.
Since opening in September 2001 over 1500 students have attended courses at the ORT Technology Centre in Kharkov. They have each been presented with the opportunity to gain a focused, professional and in-depth understanding of modern technologies and have been equipped with the skills necessary to seek employment upon completion of their studies. Information and Communication Technology is not only a valuable subject in its own right, but is also an essential tool for learning and teaching all other subjects. By using the Internet, educational software and multimedia applications, ORT has created a rich, in-depth learning experience that attracts students of all ages. The curriculum offers a number of courses, from introductory to advanced levels. Many people learn about the ORT and the JCC from the friends who visited ORT courses.
Since 2006 ORT Centre is located at the Technological lyceum no. 9 of International Solomon University.
Computer laboratory in Israeli Cultural Centre in Kharkov, Ukraine
Computer laboratory in Israeli Cultural Centre in Kharkov was opened on 12 January 2001. The following equipment is available at the laboratory: 10 PCs, server, printers and other office equipment.
The main audience of the centre are the participants of ICC programmes, adults and children. Various courses are carrying out with the purpose of increase of their computer qualification on the base of the computer laboratory. These are courses on OS Windows, Microsoft Office, Computer graphics and deeper courses in Internet, Web-design, Flash.
The Publishing Group of Israeli Cultural Centre is working in the laboratory. They developed the Web-site of the Cultural Centre and newspaper "Our news"("Hashi novosti").