Career School

We offer the training you need to take your career to the next level.

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Private Career School

Officially approved by the State of New Jersey, our Private Career School offers opportunities for people across our community to build on their existing skills and acquire new ones. Together, these classes help JVS clients not only increase their employability but also improve their prospects for advancement in the workplace.

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“I wanted more than a job—I wanted a career. The classes I took in Microsoft Word and Excel at the JVS Private Career School helped me build the skills I needed to find a new position in my dream industry. I know it’s just entry level, but it’s a start—and that’s very exciting.”

–Martha J., JVS Private Career School Student


Microsoft Office Specialist: Word and Excel

The JVS Private Career School provides adult students with the skills required to become proficient in Microsoft Office Word 2013 and Microsoft Office Excel 2013—and prepares them to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exams for both products. The instructor-led class will also cover basic skills in Outlook 2013 and PowerPoint 2013. The 200-hour curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • Create and format documents, tables and worksheets
  • Insert images and artistic effects
  • Use formulas and functions to input data
  • Manage email and calendars
  • Create presentations
Costs to attend:
Tuition $2765
Text book fee $35
Total Cost $2,800


This class is WIOA eligible—please contact the following One Stop Career Centers for more information:

Essex County One Stop Career Center, 973-395-5936
Newark One Stop Career Center, 973-648-3370

For more information and to inquire about registering for our next class, please contact Lynn Sternstein at 862-704-2291 or


English as a Second Language (ESL)

The JVS Private Career School currently offers two levels of ESL classes: ESL High Beginner and ESL Low Intermediate. Each class provides 24 hours of instruction that focuses on the skills needed for daily living and work. Classes are practical in nature and student-centered to improve participants’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Geared to the level of the class, the curriculum includes the following topics:

  • Everyday basic conversation
  • Completing forms
  • Going to the doctor and handling emergencies
  • Writing sentences, asking questions and following directions
  • Number sense
  • Understanding the culture of the American workplace

Participants will be tested using the BEST Literacy Test for class placement.

Classes start October 2018 (exact dates and times to be determined)

Jewish Vocational Service
354 Eisenhower Pkwy, Suite 2150
Livingston NJ 07039

Costs to attend:
Tuition $125
Administration fee $35
Text book fee $35
Total cost $195


For more information and to inquire about registering for our next class, please contact Lynn Sternstein at 862-704-2291 or