ORT SA strives to make people employable and create employment opportunities. With this in mind, ORT2CODE clubs were established to prepare youth for employment in the 21st century workforce. The ORT SA Coding Clubs equip pupils with aptitude, skills and a passion for ICT professions. ORT SA runs extracurricular coding clubs as well as with selected unemployed youth.
Research shows that early grades are a critical age to develop an interest in computer programming. It also shows, that some of the strongest influences to attract girls to the computing fields is early exposure. Therefore, ORT2CODE start in Grade 5 and aims to attract at least 70% girls.