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Vocational Training

Vocational Training


In our state-of-the-art learning laboratory, the Pathways Media Center, IFS offers two vocational trainings to young people:


Information Technology as a Vocation, an 18-week training, encompassing two three-hour sessions per week. Among the topics that are covered are technology identification, computer and hardware basics, network essentials, compatibility issues and common errors, software and installation and functions, security risks and prevention, green IT and preventative maintenance practices. By the end of the course, clients have gained the knowledge and skills to identify and explain PC components; set up a basic PC workstation; conduct basic software installation; identify compatibility issues, and recognize and prevent basic security risks. They also have received a strong foundation in green IT concepts and preventative maintenance of computers and A+ certification.


Digital Media Production as a Vocation, also a curriculum-based course, in which young people are given a comprehensive introduction to audio visual work, from setting up and breaking down equipment to framing shots, camera angles and pre- and post-production of audio and visual projects.  Also, we are taking advantage of the exciting opportunities afforded by this media center to expand the young people’s learning beyond “how to” run equipment to an exciting, collaborative project with the Meadowlands Environmental Center called “Exploring Contrasts.”

“Thanks  to IFS, I became more intelligent and  they made  me want  to push myself  to succeed harder. With Intelligence comes Independence.” — Wayne Victor

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Administrative Office
179 Van Buren
Newark, NJ 07105

Education & Program Center
15 Smalley Terrace
Irvington, NJ 07111
(973) 372-5601

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60 Evergreen Place
3rd Floor, Suite 307
East Orange, NJ 07018
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