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How do I apply for HealthWorks®?  
Please apply online. Once your online application is completed, expect a phone call from the Healthworksâ recruitment team. If you are having difficulty using the online application, contact

What is the training schedule?
This is an 8-week training course. The classes are held Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Attendance is mandatory.

How much does it cost? 
There is no cost to you. The cost for your training is paid for by our employer partners and generous funders. However, all participants must be able to commit to attending the program. Missed classes could result in termination from the program.

Is job placement guaranteed?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive job placement assistance and have the opportunity to interview with all of our employer partners for full-time positions. Although we cannot guarantee placement, our career training programs have a combined placement rate of more than 80%—over 2,300 graduates have been placed in full-time positions since 2006.

Do you provide guidance after placement?
Yes, we also provide career counseling and guidance as you grow in your new career.

Is it paid training? 
No, you are not paid for attending. JVS SoCal provides no-cost training and supportive services to see you through your training and into your new career. In some cases, we can provide you with technology, such as a Chromebook, for online training.

How often is this course offered?
HealthWorks® classes are held at least 4 times each year. You can apply at any time.

Where are the classes held?
Classes are held both online and in-person in either Long Beach or Reseda.

Do you require healthcare experience?
No, but employers prefer a consistent work history (six consecutive months, W-2 or check stub please). If you’re a compassionate and empathetic person with a passion for healthcare, this is the perfect opportunity.

What if I have a criminal record?
Candidates must pass a criminal background check, independently administered and reviewed. There are no exceptions. JVS SoCal pays for the cost of the background check.

What if I’m not accepted into the Healthworks® program? 
If you are not accepted into Healthworks, we can provide you with additional resources. Our AJCC offers employment services, including career coaching, free training opportunities for high growth industries (including IT, construction and healthcare), job placement assistance and candidate recruitment at no cost. For more information visit our AJCC page or contact Program Manager Patti Martinez at or (310) 309-6000, ext. 215.