The medical billing and accounting training programs at JVS-Boston provided training to disadvantaged people to help them obtain medical and clerical office occupations.
JVS-Boston developed its medical billing and accounting training programs with input from employers who served on advisory committees. Potential participants were interviewed to confirm that they would benefit from the training program based on their interests, abilities, and qualifications. Participants received a certificate of completion at the end of the program. Training participants were also offered other services available at JVS-Boston, including a four- to six-week internship and training on job-readiness skills.
JVS-Boston staff also provided case management services, job placement and post-employment retention services, assistance with child care and transportation, and referrals for housing and other services. The JVS-Boston training programs lasted 20 to 25 hours per week for 5.5 months.
The training programs were available to a diverse population of disadvantaged individuals who had a high school diploma or GED and at least a sixth- or eighth-grade reading level (depending on the specific training program).
JVS-Boston was implemented in Boston, MA. JVS-Boston was evaluated as part of the Sectoral Employment Impact Study, which also tested the impacts of the Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership and Per Scholas.