Fortunately for EVE there is a large player community that tries to help out. There are three so called 'Universities' that attempt to teach PvP to new players in a structured manner. These organizations are filled with volunteers who put enormous effort into helping teach new players how to PvP in EVE.
Some large Alliances (Goonswarm and Test come to mind) will accept new players if they meet certain out of game requirements and try to mold them into cannon fodder for their FCs. IMHO being cannon fodder (another alpha Maelstrom) is hardly PvP.
As for the other smaller corps that are spamming the recruitment channel or otherwise talking to new players promising PvP training, it is very much hit or miss. Some will provide a helping hand, others fail to do so. Some are even just out to scam. I would be surprised if evem 10% of noob recruits end up finding real help. The rest just get frustrated and quit the game.
That really leaves the three PvP universities as the only reliable hope for organized PvP training. To look at these options I created a new trial account with the 60-day key given out by CCP and tried to see how well these would work. I 'pretended' to be a noob knowing absolutely nothing (note: I used to be in Agony so didn't try there, went off memory). I will talk about this on my next post. The main question I wanted to know was... Was it possible for a new player to have a positive PvP training experience within the 14-day trial?