Through parent organizations like ORT America and World ORT, much-needed funds are raised to allow these programs to continue free-of-charge to many students. Locally, ORT America Michigan Region raises money to fund programs like the David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center.
ORT schools, including the David B. Hermelin ORT Resource Center, offer some of the most cutting-edge, innovative technology classes in the world. At Hermelin ORT, under-employed and unemployed Michigan residents build computer, Internet and job-search skills through a variety of classes, most of which are made available free-of-charge thanks to fundraising efforts by ORT America and generous private donations.
Hermelin ORT is governed by an Advisory Committee to promote and advocate for its programs as well as a Business Advisory Group of prominent local leaders who provide business expertise to the Center staff and students in the BJO program.
Globally, ORT co-operates with industry and is supported by an international membership of more than a quarter of a million people. ORT has consultative status for information and education purposes with UNESCO, and observer status at the ILO (International Labor Organization).