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HP Learning Initiative

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2010-2012 - implemented by ORT Russia

HP Learning Initiative For Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that trains students, potential entrepreneurs and small business owners to harness the power of IT to establish and grow their businesses.

The one on one trainings and online tools address the educational needs of people whilst improving and strengthening their skills. Two HP-ORT GET-IT Centres in Russia (ORT-KesherNet, Tambov and ORT-Career, Yekaterinburg) won grants to carry out their programs and help different people from all backgrounds, establish and develop small businesses.

Microsoft Innovative Schools Programme

Russia - Microsoft - 2009-2011 - implemented by ORT Russia

Microsoft's worldwide Innovative Schools programme works with governments, educators and partners around the world to build schools that meet the challenges of 21st-century learning. More than just a technology solution, Microsoft is providing guidance and expertise in the process of holistic school reform and a roadmap for technology integration that can help accomplish local education objectives.

Microsoft supplied software (Microsoft Exchange server and related software) to two ORT schools in Moscow and St Petersburg. These two schools become experimental sites for Microsoft where the models of school IT environment are tested. In September 2009 ORT St Petersburg School was been selected to be a Pathfinder School as part of the Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Schools Program.

With the school's selection, ORT St-Petersburg joins an elite community of innovative schools from around the globe.

HP Innovation in Education

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2009 - implemented by ORT Russia

The HP 'Innovation in Education' program gave grants to secondary schools with the intention of boosting students' achievements by using technology to redesign the learning experience. For universities the aim is to specifically enhance the engineering, computer science and IT degree programmes.

All institutions are invited to join a network of educators around the world who are working towards designing the future of high tech education. Three schools in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Samara won grants including HP Computers, cash and participation in -2010 HP Innovation in Education Summit-.

HP GET-IT Phase 2

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2008 - implemented by ORT Russia

GET-IT (Graduate Entrepreneurship Training through IT) Phase 2, is part of HP's global Microenterprise Development Program and is a training initiative for young or unemployed or graduates between the age of 16 and 25 in underserved communities with good economic growth potential. Participating organisations received a grant that comprises a guidance course for the trainers of the organisation, the curriculum materials to be able to deliver the courses, as well as the technological devices needed to carry out this business-related training.

The objective of the new program is to advance the use of technology, to increase its access, to build the capacity for the use of information and communications technologies in the communities and to promote the development of Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise skills within communities. Seven new HP-ORT GET-IT Centres were established in Russia and three in Ukraine.

HP Mobile Class

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2008 - implemented by ORT Russia

The mobile class was established in Kazan ORT Technology School, Russia.

The HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative is designed to support the innovative use of mobile technology in K-12 education.

HP GET-IT

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2007-2008 - implemented by ORT Russia

GET-IT (Graduate Entrepreneurship Training through IT) is part of HP's global Microenterprise Development Program and is a training initiative for young people, unemployed or graduates between the age of 16 and 25 in underprivileged communities with good economic growth potential.

Participating organisations received a grant that is made up of a guidance course for the trainers of the organisation, curriculum materials as well as the technological devices needed to carry out this business-related training.

The objective of the new program is to advance the use of technology, to increase its access, to build the capacity for the use of information and communications technologies in the communities and to promote the development of Entrepreneurship and Microenterprise skills within communities. 6 HP-ORT GET-IT Centres were established in Russia.

E-Learning

Russia - National Training Foundation - World Bank - 2006-2008 - implemented by ORT Russia

This project upgraded the level of ICT usage in educational institutions in ELSP (E-Learning Support Project) regions. The main outcomes of this project were that methodological support was provided for regional project participants.

Data processing and interpretation of information about level of ICT use in education was collected from regional partners; preparation of yearly reports on a number of schools which upgraded their level of ICT use in education and reporting to the ELSP management team; communication with regional partners in order to help them to design programs to upgrade level of ICT use in schools; analysis and improvement of the informatization process in educational institutions.

HP Mobile Multimedia Classroom

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2007 - implemented by ORT Russia

The Mobile Multimedia Classroom was established in Samara ORT Technology School, under 'HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative'

The HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative is designed to support the innovative use of mobile technology in K-12 education.

HP Digital Community Center

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2003-2007 - implemented by ORT Russia

ORT launched a Digital Community Center in Tula, Russia to develop community technology skills creating a trained labor force for the emerging service and knowledge industries.

Benefiting from ORT-NIS's 12 years of experience in ICT training in Russia, the ORT Digital Village, funded by the Hewlett Packard Corporation, worked with local education authorities to adapt new pedagogical techniques in order to produce better trained graduates.

Create opportunities to limit migration to Moscow; and assist in the professional adaptation of the community and retraining of the unemployed as Tula diversifies its economy from the current manufacturing and mining base. The DCC developed an extra-curricular program for the youth.

Education

Russia - Hewlett Packard - 2005-2006

Hewlett-Packard and World ORT have teamed up again to open two additional computer centers in Russia and Israel. The new centers in Samara and Kiryat Bialik are the first of four Micro-enterprise Acceleration Program (MAP) Centers to be set up by ORT.

The opening of the HP-ORT MAP centre, located at the Samara State Aerospace University, in the West Russian town of Samara took place November 2005. Individuals on low income will be trained in order to improve their small businesses.

HP Computer Centers

Russia - Hewlett-Packard - 2005-2006 - implemented by ORT Russia

Hewlett-Packard and World ORT have teamed up again to open two additional computer centers in Russia and Israel.

The new centers in Samara and Kiryat Bialik are the first of four Micro-enterprise Acceleration Program (MAP) Centers that were set up by ORT.

Vocational Training

Russia - The Ministry of Labour of the Russian Federation - World Bank - 1996-1998

ORT assisted in local and regional economic development through the modernization of the Russian vocational training system by providing technical assistance to 29 Federal Employment Service (FES) training centers.

ORT assistance improved the center's training efficiency and relevance to demands in the changing labor market and updated the training curriculum.

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