The school admitted children with elementary education, aged over 14; younger pupils could only enrol with the Minister of Education's permission. All candidates were tested at a modern psycho-technical school laboratory; where their aptitude was evaluated and a suitable speciality was chosen for them. Not all students who entered the school graduated: some gave up their studies because they found the programme too challenging or due to some other personal circumstances. Care was taken not only of the teaching process but also of the students' leisure time. In 1939 during Purim the school teachers' council organised a trip to Riga for students and teachers of the third and fourth classes so that they could get acquainted with the city enterprises and cultural institutions.
In 1937 Vilensky left the ORT Kaunas [Kovno] school. During the Second World War he was the commander of a battalion of the 16th Lithuanian Division. "At the end of the summer of 1937 there was a school-leaving party. There were thirty-seven of them: 24 guys and 13 girls. Only 13 men and six women survived the war. Many of them died at the front line, in concentration camps or in the ghetto at the hands of local killers." W. Vilensky. Twists of Fate: A Book of Memoirs, Jerusalem 1986
ORT Kaunas vocational schools’ students and teachers, 1934. VGSJM Teachers have been identified by former teacher, J. Bereznickis: Top row, from left: first – Josifas Bereznickis, eleventh – Riva Altfeldienė; Second row, from left: fourth – Izraelis Kušelevičius, sixteenth – Mejersonas; Fourth row, from left: third – Izraelis Bereznickis, fifth – Rašė Novachovičiūtė, sixth – Levi Chaimas Jofė, seventh – principal Jacob Oleiski, eighth – senior instructor Izraelis Alteris Nombergas, ninth – Eng. Jokūbas Rabinavičius, eleventh – Jokūbas Bereznickis; Bottom row, sitting, fifth from left – Nechama Garonaitė.
Group of dressmaking students at ORT Kaunas [Kovno] school, 18 December 1935. J. Rozina‘s personal archive.
Sara Levin, a student at the school’s dressmaking section, Kaunas [Kovno], 1930. J. Rozina’s personal archive.
Before 1936 Nechama Garonaitė taught sewing at the  school. At the beginning of 1936, she left for Birobidzhan with Riva Altfeldienė; from there she moved to Moscow where she lived until her death.
Rachil Ester Parason- Ševeliovič studied at the ORT Kaunas [Kovno] dressmaking section in the late 1920s. Parasonis family archive.
Eleventh graduating class of the ORT Kaunas [Kovno] dressmaking section. Teachers Riva Pažerskaitė-Altfeldienė (second row, second left), Polina Zaid (second row, first right) and students: Berta Lifšinienė (nee Glezer, first row, first left), Polina Zelik (first row, first right), Sara Levin (third row, first left), Kaunas [Kovno], 1932. VGSJM
Wolf Vilensky, a former Kaunas [Kovno] vocational school metalworker.
15 Sep 1938 15 teachers and 11 instructors employed. 15 Sep 1939 school comprises 219 students:  117 boys at the metalworking section, 37 boys at the electrical engineering section,  65 girls at the dressmaking section. Take my Velvel [Wolf] and make a mensch out of him The father of W. Vilensky to school principal J. Oleiski. Teachers and  students ORT Kaunas A Modern Vocational School Teachers and Students Jacob Oleiski Tailors’ Courses Vocational School Craft Courses
Teachers of the dressmaking section with school principal Jacob Oleiski. Sitting first row left, Riva Pažerskaitė-Altfeldienė; right, Nechama Garonaitė; standing, second from right, Mania Faingoldaitė- Atamukienė, Kaunas [Kovno], 1934. J. Rozina‘s personal archive
Metalworking courses organised by ORT for young Jewish refugees from Germany, Kaunas [Kovno], 1934. Photograph by S. Bajero,  World ORT Archive