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Trades Orientation Program

Opening the door to construction careers


If you're tired of low-wage, dead-end jobs and ready to find a career, the Trades Orientation Program will help you learn what it takes to start an apprenticeship in the skilled construction trades.

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The cutting-edge Silicon Valley construction industry is booming, and companies are looking for candidates who are ready to work hard, eager to learn new skills and not afraid to get their hands dirty.

The Trades Orientation Program is a free, up to one-year program that will put you on the pathway to apprenticeship and a rewarding career in the high demand construction trades.

No experience is necessary, just a high school diploma or GED, reliable transportation, and the commitment to show up on time every day ready to work and to learn.

Women, youth (age 18+), U.S. veterans and under-represented minorities are highly encouraged to apply.

TOP is generously funded by the California Workforce Development Board, the Marguerite Casey Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the CalFRESH Employment and Training program, work2future, and by Silicon Valley Social Ventures (SV2), with additional support from Pacific Gas & Electric.

Funding also provided in part by United States Department of Agriculture. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.