Jewish Family And Vocational Service Announces Winter Schedule

MILLTOWN — Jewish Family and Vocational Service of Middlesex County (JFVS) is offering computer training classes, job readiness training and a financial management workshop beginning in January 2012.

JFVS will be offering classes in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point as well as Beginner Computer and Simple Start for QuickBooks. Classes meet once or twice a week for a total of 12 hours for Microsoft classes and 8 hrs for Simple Start for QuickBooks. The cost for each class is $75 with reduced fees for women who qualify as displaced homemakers. Classes will begin the week of January 9, 2012.

On Thursday, January 12, 2012, the Women’s Center will begin its Job Readiness Training. This intensive, twelve week miniseries will cover job search related issues including skill identification, transferrable skills, interviewing, cover letters, thank you letters, and using social networking to enhance your job search. Learn ways to effectively market yourself to future employers, how to handle tough interview questions, and navigate the current job market. This mini course is free for women who qualify as displaced homemakers.

On Tuesday, January 17, 2012, the Women’s Center at JFVS is offering a “Real Money Talk for Women” workshop. Ellen Torres of Thrivent Financial will present this free, 2 hour workshop. This program, designed specifically for women, encourages them to take control of their financial future by helping them to understand budgeting, develop financial goals, and save for the future.

All classes and programs will be held at the JFVS office, 32 Ford Avenue, 2nd floor, Milltown. Advance registration is required. For additional information or to register for any of these events call 1-732-777-1940.

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