ORT Chile

For 35 years, ORT Chile has created opportunities for learning and training that have impacted more than 150,000 children, youth and adults from Arica to Punta Arenas. It has provided technical assistance to 500 schools and has designed and implemented significant programmes and projects for ministries, municipalities and major public and private companies.

ORT Chile’s vision is “Educating for Life: Leading the Implementation of New Approaches in Education and Training for Improving Quality of Life".

ORT Chile's work covers the following areas:

  • implementing mathematics, language, science and technology curricula, and improving overall school effectiveness
  • facilitating small business development
  • preparing people for employment
  • assisting people who have special educational needs
Number of students (2016-17) 1640
Number of teachers 160
Number of adult trainees 5740
Number of trainers 6 monitors of on-line training


ORT Chile is currently working on the following projects:


TAVEC is active throughout Chile, improving the quality of science education in both public and private schools. Funded by the Coca Cola Foundation, the project supplies computers, micro-computer based laboratory technology and on-site training, in order to support new teaching methods and pedagogy in biology, physics and chemistry. As of 2012, TAVEC has reached 145 schools.


ATE is a Ministry of Education funded program aimed across the Chilean educational system, providing technical assistance to schools in the areas of management and evaluation.

Emprende Alto

Emprende Alto is an on-line training program aimed at teaching small retail shop owners entrepreneurial practices and skills to improve their market position and generate more income. Funded by the Coca Cola Foundation, the program will benefit 20,000 small shop owners over a period of two years (implemented 2012-2014). The programme aims to boost the industry and directly enhance the quality of life of the community. 

ORT Chile was responsible for the design, planning and implementation of this programme: creating multimedia learning resources, planning internal and external communication, developing education platform as well as tutorials, providing technological support and creating social-marketing campaigns.