The Power of Knowledge


Payam is a recent immigrant. When he heard about Los Angeles ORT from his family and friends, he was intrigued. At their urging, he contacted ORT and researched the programs available. He eventually decided on accounting and enrolled in the program last summer. At the time he was running a family business with his brother, but knew he wanted something different for himself. 

Right away Payam found he loved his Business Law and Accounting courses and was reassured that he had made the right choice. This September Payam graduated from ORT and in no time at all secured a job as the branch manager of a major gas company. He is thrilled with his new employment and the effort ORT put in to prepare him for something new. When asked what advice he would give other students he simply states, “Continue your education.”  That advice paid off for Payam and he now has a career he enjoys along with financial stability.
For those who are new to LA ORT, the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting is one of the most popular programs offered at Los Angeles ORT College. Graduates of this program could find jobs as bookkeepers, junior accountants or in fields like corporate accounting. In just one year students can log in 1200 classroom hours, and become prepared to enter the accounting world.
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LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.