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04/04 2011

ORT Strasbourg Lycée and Moscow ORT Technology College (# 14): ORT educational institutions develop a program of student exchange


Since March, 27, to April, 3, 2011 visit of delegation of French students-designer to Moscow took place.

As part of professional exchange program between educational institutions of ORT, a group of twelve students and two teachers of ORT Strasbourg Lycée visited Moscow. Students began their acquaintance with the Moscow ORT Technology College (# 14), operating under the auspices of World ORT since 1996, with its Design Faculty, located in campus on Dokukina street. Accompanied by the Deputy Director Olga Ivanova, they inspected the workshops of design and construction of clothing, laboratory of materials and talked with students and teachers, saw fashion show of new collections created by students. The teachers of the French group, in turn, showed presentation of Lycée and its educational process.


The next day the group had a meeting at the main building of the College where the Advertising Faculty is located, opened in cooperation with ORT in 1998

This day video conference with the ORT Strasbourg Lycée was arranged, which was also attended by the Deputy Directors of College Elena Simago and Tatyana Artyukhin, Olga Ivanova and ORT Russia Director on Development Mikhail Libkin. At the conference, teachers and students of the Advertising Faculty could simultaneously communicate with the guests from France and their colleagues and classmates to discuss prospects for further cooperation and ask questions about the similarities and differences in training programs and methods.

After a short presentation  made by the Colleges and ORT representatives, visitors could learn more about the workshops and laboratories of the Department of Advertising and appreciate the opportunities that are created for learning the fundamentals of computer graphics, photography and video production, animation, modern publishing, etc.

During his visit to the main building there was a meeting with the Colleges Director Yuriy Mironenko. He talked with members of the delegation and expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation, suggesting the prospects for Internet-competition on fashion design which could be the first stage of the competition between students-designers of Lycée and College.

Program of the trip also included a visit to the tissue museum of Moscow State Textile Academy named after Kosygin, Fashion House of Slava Zaitsev and show of famous Russian designers (Valentin Yudashkin, Slava Zaitsev, Sergey Sysoev, Alina Assi) at Volvo-Fashion Week in Moscow and Russian Fashion Week (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia). At the opening of Moscow Fashion Week, students and teachers had the opportunity to speak with designer Alina Assi, who told about her career and depicted some stages of the creation of her fashion house. Delegation also visited Red Square, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Manezh Square, had an excursion to the "Kolomenskoye"  Museum and Memorial Synagogue on Poklonnaya Gora, Museum of Russian national costume at the Izmailovo Kremlin.

In conclusion, the delegation met with the ORT Russia Director Sergey Gorinskiy, who also discussed the possibility of developing joint programs in the field of distance education.

Irina Silaeva, Program Manager, ANO "ORT"

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