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Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.
  • 75 Federal Street, 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02110
  • 617-399-3131
  • Vocational Skills Training
Vocational Training Program (VTP)
Program activities:

VTP is a short-term, intensive skills training program that provides participants with a mix of classroom and experiential learning in one of several industry tracks: hospitality, healthcare, bank careers, and food service. JVS collaborates closely with employer partners to maximize job prospects for participants upon successful completion of the program.

UIF – Program Applications

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Foreign born individuals with English proficiency and interest in one of the industry tracks

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 24
Total hours: 12
Program duration: 6 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 8
Program start dates: 5/27 – 6/17/24; 7/15 – 8/7/2024; 8/26 – 10/1/2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10:00am-1:00pmVTP Classroom Instruction
Other Schedule Information: Students also attend scheduled meetings with their Career Coaches on a weekly basis outside of class time, though it is not according to a predetermined schedule. Clients will also have hands-on internship and job shadowing experience within specific industries (ex. Hospitality and food service) as part of some of the training programs.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

Downtown Boston: 75 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110accessible via MBTA Red, Orange, Blue, Green, or Silver Lines and Commuter Rail
Food Service: Boston Marriott Long Wharf - 296 State St, Boston, MA 02109accessible via MBTA Red, Orange, Blue, Green, or Silver Lines and Commuter Rail
Additional information about location:

Hospitality trainings: various employer partners in greater Boston area (accessible via MBTA Red, Orange, Blue, Green, or Silver Lines and Commuter Rail)
Some trainings are currently being offered in-person (hospitality and food service), while all others are being offered remotely.

Anticipated outcomes: ServSafe (Food Service only) and JVS Certificate of completion and employment in relevant industry
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Computer and Internet
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Philip Schuchert
Telephone: 617-399-3391
Program code: JVS-VT-VTP
ABAWD Qualifying? No