ORT-KesherNet Centre, Vinnitsa

The ORT-KesherNet Centre in Vinnitsa for information and communication technologies began its operations in 2006. It is housed in a local Jewish community centre. The main impact of the centre is improving the social and economic status of socially vulnerable segments of the population by providing training for professional work with new information technologies. The centre’s target audience includes unemployed women, disabled people, young people and elderly people. Members of the Jewish community access the centre.

Name of CenterORT-KesherNet Centre
LocationVinnitsa/Ukraine
Age rangePreschool, Adult education and training
Students410
Teachers2

The centre’s activities include:

  • integrating the functions of a training centre, a small business acceleration centre and a centre supporting women on low incomes.
  • providing job and career related information that helps people to find opportunities and realize their abilities.
  • establishing a network of mutual support which enables people to support each other and therefore boost their self-sufficiency.

Courses

In addition to offering employment and job-seeking advice, the centre offers the following courses:

Computer Literacy

This course provides students – particularly more elderly people – with an introduction to working with a PC.

Microsoft Word – advanced course

This course is aimed at students who already have basic ICT skills and want to develop further.

Microsoft Excel

This course trains students to work with spreadsheets, and is of particular interest to those who work in bookkeeping.

Fundamentals of the Internet

This course is very popular and attracts interest from all ages.

Computer Graphics and Design

This course covers the basics of design, Adobe Photoshop raster graphics, Corel Draw vector graphics, the differences between vector and raster graphics, and techniques for combining both types of graphics.

Adobe Photoshop

This course covers tools and panels, working with text, working with layers, tone and color correction, retouching and effects.

 

The centre is partnered with Microsoft to deliver an "Information Dissemination and Equal Access" (IDEA) and YouthSpark projects.