Chicago ORT Technical Institute
The Chicago ORT Technical Institute in Skokie, Illinois meets the educational/academic and vocational needs of diverse students in a caring environment, providing them with skills and knowledge necessary for employment and career advancement. Chicago ORT Technical Institute serves the local population, new immigrants and individuals with foreign student visas. Students appreciate the nurturing and supportive staff and can avail themselves of assistance provided by various departments, including the career services department. The Institute offers an associate of applied science degree in accounting, certificate programs in computer graphics, web design, computer support and networking, accounting, medical assistant and pharmacy technician, and an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program, all of which are short-term (less than one year) study tracks in areas of high demand in the current job market.
The school provides opportunities for students to improve their lives by learning new technical and English language skills, and by its curriculum reflecting the needs of local employers. Staff and faculty are specialists in their field of expertise and the school’s professional advisory board is comprised of local company representatives who advise the school about the skills graduates need to be successful in a highly competitive job market. All students participate in a job preparation course that includes resume preparation, practice interviews and job search techniques and benefit from insight into cultural aspects of being an American, which is also provided.
The fact that the Institute is in a convenient location, offers affordable, short-term intensive programs that allow graduation in less than a year, has small classes led by well qualified professionals and offers financial aid make it a very popular facility. It is fully accredited by ACCET and is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Veterans Administration, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Department of Homeland Security.