JVS SoCal is expanding its award winning suite of career training programs with the launch of CareerWork$ Medical®, a free, eight week training program that prepares young adults for in-demand, non-clinical roles with career growth potential. These include customer service representative, patient service coordinator, family support specialist and medical insurance biller.
“We are thrilled to partner with CareerWork$, a division of the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation and expand our career training programs,” said Alan Levey, JVS SoCal CEO. “This exciting new program will create tremendous opportunities for individuals in low-income communities to build meaningful careers in a rapidly growing sector.”
This new program is part of the JVSWorks® Career Training suite which includes JVS BankWork$®, JVS ApartmentWorks and JVS HealthWorks. The first class began Sept. 23 in Los Angeles. Students will participate in a graduation ceremony November 18 with a job fair immediately following.
Since their founding in 2006, the award-winning JVSWorks® Career Training Programs have graduated over 2000 participants and placed 81 percent in entry level jobs in the growing banking, healthcare and apartment industries. Together they have earned over $77 million in salaries and benefits and launched careers with genuine pathways for advancement.
In addition to the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation, funders of the CareerWork$ Medical®, program include The James Irvine Foundation and RadNet.
CareerWork$ Medical was established in Seattle in 2017 by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation. As of June 2019, the program has helped launch over 75 careers in the Seattle area.
About JVS SoCal
JVS SoCal is a 501c3 founded in 1931 to address joblessness and rampant workplace discrimination in the midst of the Great Depression. This year the organization celebrates 88 years of empowering individuals to achieve dignity and economic independence through sustainable employment. For more information go to www.jvs-socal.org.
About The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation
The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation fulfills its mission to invest in bold ideas that inspire collective action in order to achieve powerful results in the four focus areas of public education, social impact theatre, career pathways, and supportive care. Grants are made primarily in Los Angeles County and Washington state. The Foundation was founded in 2001 by Sheri and Les Biller. For more information, please visit The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation’s website at www.billerfamilyfoundation.org. Follow on Twitter @BillerFamFdtn or on Facebook