The Department for Social Services of the Bnei Brak
Municipality and the city's Employment Services are
conducting a series of new courses in the areas of religious
services and hi-tech professions. The courses, which will
offer professional training to the chareidi populace of the
city, aim to promote suitable employment solutions and help
large families increase their earnings.
Extensive activity in this area began a few months ago,
following deliberations held by the city's mayor, Rabbi
Mordechai Karelitz, the deputy mayor and the head of the
Department for Social Services, Rabbi Shmuel Levinger, with
the director of the Employment Services, Mr. Tzvi Holcer. The
topic of the meeting was the need for programs to solve the
pressing financial problems of large families and provide
residents of Bnei Brak with suitable employment.
After plans in the area of professional training and advanced
study were formulated, the deputy director of the Department
for Social Services, Mrs. A. Moyal, and the department's
coordinator of professional training , Mrs. G. Niv, were
charged with implementing the plan as soon as possible. A
number of weeks after that meeting, separate supplementary
classes for women and men were opened in the fields of
computers, mathematics and English. Graduates of these
courses will be able to integrate in more advanced computer
and hi-tech courses.
As an extension of this aim, a support computer course for
chareidi women -- seminary graduates -- will open. The course
format calls for on-the-job training, and graduates of the
course will study and work in a well known computer firm. The
course is subsidized by the Center for the Retraining of
Academicians of the Ministry of Welfare and Labor.
The course is intended for currently unemployed women who
pass the required entrance exams. The course will be offered
free of charge and, as stipulated by the law, those eligible
to participate will receive unemployment compensation
throughout its duration. At the end of the course, the
graduates will be employed by a leading hi-tech firm in Bnei
Brak . While working in this company, the graduates will
acquire knowledge and experience on a high level.