OU Job Board Offers Classes in Marketable Skills This Summer

June 29, 2009

Summer months usually signify vacations – a break from classes at school, extended weekends away from work, and long, relaxing days filled with barbeques and outdoor activities. This July and August, the Orthodox Union’s Job Board will offer those on the market a chance to do something slightly more productive with its series of classes in marketable skills for today’s in-demand jobs. They are: Mac OS X Leopard; Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Powerpoint; QuickBooks; and Web Development. All classes take place at OU Headquarters, 11 Broadway, New York City, 10004.

Michael Rosner, Director of the OU Job Board, declared, “The classes we are offering this summer teach the specific skills employers are looking for in prospective employees. As important as helping people find jobs is, it’s equally important to help prepare them with the skills necessary to help them succeed in those jobs.”

The specific series of classes the Job Board is offering are as follows:

• “Learn the Mac OS X Leopard Experience,” which takes places from 10:00- 11:30 a.m. on six consecutive Tuesdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4 and 11. The classes will be taught by Linda Wong, Computer Graphics Professor, Bramson ORT College.

• “Adobe Photoshop,” from 11:45 am – 1:15 p.m., on the same six Tuesdays as the MAC OS X classes. The teacher will be Professor Wong.

• “Microsoft Powerpoint,” will be from 1:25-2:55 p.m., on June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, and August 4, and is also taught by Professor Wong. Some topics that will be covered are: working with a slide master; working with handouts; using clip art; working with SmartArt; and creating a web presentation.

• “The Quicksbooks Experience,” will be from 1:30-2:45 p.m. The days are Monday, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, and 17. The class will be taught by Michael Kahan, Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Bramson ORT College.

• “Become a Web Developer,” taught by Nathan Hamaoui, Software Engineer and Professor at Touro College. A beginner’s class will be taught from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and an advanced course will be taught from 1:15-2:45 p.m. The days are Wednesday, July 15, and then Thursdays, July 23, August 6, 13, 20, and 27. Topics covered will be web server tasks and functionality; HTML, the universal web language; Javascript; and web browsers.

All classes are free after a small one-time registration fee of either $25 for MAC OS, Photoshop, or Powerpoint, or $36 for either QuicksBooks or Web Development. Registration for all three basic computer skill courses – Mac OS, Photoshop, and Powerpoint – is available at a single, discounted rate.

To register or for more information, visit www.ou.org/jobs or contact 212-613-8391.