Good Guard Program



Since 2011, the Goodwill of Silicon Valley has been providing a professional Security officer training program named "Good Guard" and the Good Guard program has graduated over 500 students since 2011.   As a Good Guard program participant, you will learn the basic role of a security guard and primary aspects of your responsibilities in security during your training.   The Good Guard program prepares each participant for a rewarding and long term career in the security industry. This training is the premier Security Guard Training program in Silicon Valley. It is facilitated by an Instructor with over 30 years serving as a Police Officer. All courses include subject matter required by the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS)

The Good Guard program begins each month and the program is filled on a "First Come First Served" basis.  The Good Guard program takes 6 classroom days to complete and each participant is expected to attend all classroom sessions.   Students are also encouraged to attend several workshops including resume development, mock interviews, and job search.     In addition, each participant will complete  "On the Job" training while performing as a security officer in Goodwill stores located in Santa Clara County.

Once a participant graduates, the Good Guard team helps each participant apply for a Guard Card.  Plus the Good Guard team helps each participant with job placement within it's extensive network of local Security Guard companies.  Our graduates can expect to obtain employment in the growing field of protective services, you can work as a patrol officer, Bike Patrol, Fixed Posts, Special Events, Concerts, Executive Protection and Body Guard protection.

To qualify for the Good Guard program , applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a minimum of 18 years of age and authorized to work in the USA.
  2. Ability to pass and undergo criminal history background check through the California Department of Justice and FBI.
  3. Complete a 40 hour course of required training during Good Guard program.
  4. Perform essential duties during "On the Job" training.
  5. Possess a GED or High School Diploma (Work experience may qualify applicant in lieu of GED or HS Diploma).
  6. Understand/speak English , be willing to accept directions and follow procedures.

To enroll or learn more about the Good Guard Program, please visit GWSV Headquarters on every Tuesday at 1:00pm.  

GWSV Headquarters
1080 North 7th st.
San Jose, CA, 95112

For more information , please call or fill out the form below:

(408) 869-9195

Here are a couple video testimonials of students that have graduated from the Good Guard security guard training program.   Click Here to watch videos.