ORT JET, the enterprise development division of ORT SA, was established in 2006, to assist, support, uplift and empower small to medium sized businesses within the South African Jewish community. The programme leverages off the business knowledge, resources and skills that already exist within the business community.
Our aim is to educate entrepreneurs and business owners who will then be secure in their ability to not only provide for themselves and their families but to achieve future financial growth and stability and in so doing contribute to the South African economy.
ORT JET has also launched existing associated services such as “The Future CEO”, Eureka Annual Business Competition and Jet Talent.
ORT JET’s unique small business mentorship model has assisted hundreds of business owners through a network of over 600 mentors and volunteers. Thousands of mentor sessions, workshops and lectures on a large variety of business topics were run to make businesses self-sufficient and sustainable.
A gap was perceived in the need to place Jewish professionals in jobs. Thus JET Talent was born in 2014. This is a joint venture with The Workforce Group, which has placed 40 professionals in jobs, to date.
The 2013 and 2014 Eureka Launch ‘Your Business Competition’, sponsored by Liberty consisted of workshops and mentoring by captains of industry and an intensive training ‘boot camp’ encompassing basic knowledge of finance manangement and business acumen. Many of these start-ups were given the tools and confidence to get off the ground immediately.
The ORT JET concept has operations in Cape Town with ORT SA CAPE and in 2017 will commence training in Durban.
For more information visit www.ortjet.org.za