EAST ORANGE, NJ  – Essex County recently awarded East Orange based, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey’s (JVS) Education and Training department with a competitive grant for $60,000 which allows the organization to expand its Adult Basic Education (ABE) program to 30 additional individuals. The program will provide remedial instruction in reading, writing and math, as well as provide computer training for up to six months following registration. As a result, clients will be eligible to enter advanced training programs and/or obtain their high school equivalency.

“This generous education grant from Essex County will make a significant difference in our ability to help our clients successfully prepare for employment and training. It will boost our existing resources and the number of educators necessary to support clients in this critical area,” said Addy Bonet CEO of JVS.

ABE classes are held at JVS’ East Orange facility located at 111 Prospect Street. Interested individuals can register until June 30 at Essex County’s One-Stop Career Center, also found in East Orange, at 50 South Clinton Street.  Please contact Lynn Sternstein at lsternstein@jvsnj.org or (862) 704 - 2291 for additional details regarding this opportunity.

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About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey

Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization, delivering a wide array of personalized services on a nonsectarian basis to nearly 20,000 individuals each year. Visit jvsnj.org or call (973) 674-6330 for more information.