No Time to Waste


Jorge enrolled in the Business Management program at Los Angeles ORT College in 2011. At the time, he was unemployed and looking to make a permanent change in his life. Once school started, he went looking for part-time work to help support himself and his young son. Jorge worked for minimum wage at a grocery store, and often felt like unrealistic demands were put upon him. But this thankless job became his motivator to stay focused on his studies and see the program through until the end. 
Jorge had researched other schools before deciding on ORT. At Los Angeles ORT College, not only did he receive a fast-track degree, but he was able to start at any time. Other schools accepted Jorge but forced him to remain on a waiting list, “I did not have time to waste when it came to my studies,” he remembers. So, not only was the speed of enrollment a bonus for Jorge, but he soon learned that the teachers at ORT provided hands-on training and real world experience that became invaluable to him. 
Only one year later, Jorge had completed the Business Management program and was able to begin searching for a new job. He had taken the employment preparation course at ORT which helped him to train for his interviews and draft a resume. It wasn’t long before he found a new job where he is already in line to become a supervisor. With this promotion, not only will Jorge’s pay increase, but he will get a real chance to put all the knowledge he learned at ORT to work. When asked what advice he would give to future student’s Jorge quotes one of his favorite instructors, Mr. Gast, “You get out what you put in.”
To learn more about the Business Management program, or the other courses offered at Los Angeles ORT College, contact an advisor today!

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.

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