Ulpanat Dolev’s extensive Vocational Center has played a major role in turning troubled teens into productive citizens. Among the certified vocational tracks are early childhood care, carpentry, hairstyling, metal art, fashion design and sewing, cosmetology, cinematography, computer repair and catering. A commercial baking track includes the student-run “Sweet Success” enterprise in the school’s learning kitchen.
Nevertheless, operation of the Vocational Center depends entirely on private funding. 70% of the subsidies provided to the school by Israel’s ministries of Education and Welfare are limited to administrative costs only.
The total cost of operating the vocational center in Ulpanat Dolev for three year program is $270,000. This includes salaries for a social worker, three computer teachers, 2 videographers, business coach, 5 vocational teachers and equipment. We hope that you will partner with us to in our efforts for tikkun olam.-to rebuild the lives of our troubled youth and give them a second chance for success.
- Confectionery – “Sweet Success Bakery”- commercial pastry and hotel baking plus event planning. A special group in Dolev has been selected to prepare pie shells on a regular basis for a French pastry company in Israel.
- Metal Art Design– Ulpanat Dolev students learn welding to create works of art from hard metals. For example, every Chanuka they make and exhibit their bronze Hanuka menorahs to the public.
- Beauty Care- makeup, manicure and hair design.
- Professional Photography Workshop
- Recording Studio- writing, composing and producing original songs in Dolev
- Carpentry and minor repair work
- Fashion Design –sewing and fashion concepts in the textile industry
- Early Childhood Care- students study childhood psychology in Dolev and practice early childhood care in the Dolev community’s preschool. Here they learn proper mothering skills that often were lacking by their own biological mothers.