Frequently Asked Questions


Who do I contact to sign up for the ApartmentWorks program? Apply online and the program coordinator will contact you for a pre-screen phone interview.

How long is the ApartmentWorks program? Typically 5 weeks, and the classes are Monday - Friday 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Is there a cost for the program? Thanks to our sponsors, this program is free to those that get accepted. The tuition, books, and exam is covered at no cost. All you have to purchase is a uniform.

Where are the classes held? The classes are held throughout Los Angeles, but vary depending on the time classes are being offered. Please call to receive more information on where the next class will be held.

What is required for acceptance into the program? Interested candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements: Minimum age 18, must have a high school diploma or GED, must have a valid driver’s license, No adult felony or misdemeanor convictions, must speak, read and write in English, know basic computer skills, have at least 1 year of paid work experience in the field or equivalent work.

Do I have to have experience to be accepted to the program? It is recommended that you should have at least 1 year of paid work experience in construction; plumbing; electrical; janitorial; grounds worker or any other hands on field.

Can I work and go to school at the same time? The ApartmentWorks program is intense, accelerated, and rigorous. Therefore, it is imperative that students have secured financial support for living expenses before enrolling. Some students have worked weekends or overnight as long as it does not affect their attendance and study time.

Will I be guaranteed a job if I go through the ApartmentWorks program? We cannot guarantee that you will be hired. What we can guarantee is the preparation and intensive coaching to improve your interview skills that will help you get hired. We guarantee that you will meet and interview with top employers in the industry and receive follow-up services until you are employed. We currently hold an 80% job placement rate.

I applied and want to know about my status? Contact the ApartmentWorks program coordinator. We carefully evaluate each candidate’s pre-screen interview, experience, assessment test English & Mathematics results, official interview and background check results before making our final decision.

I have some clients that might be interested in the program who do I contact if I have more questions? The program Coordinator Denise Silva will be glad to answer any questions. She can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (213) 481-6053. Our JVS Works representatives can also go to your office for a small presentation.

I’m interested in hiring maintenance technicians and/or want to get more information of a possible partnership, who do I contact? Contact Program Supervisor Denise Silva at (213) 481-6053 [email protected]

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