The first step in applying to TOP is to sign up for & attend an orientation session (information/application).
At this 2-hour session, held online via Zoom, you will learn more about the program, hear from an industry representative, and complete an application. If your application is approved, you will then interview with an industry representative. Qualified applicants who pass the interview are invited to enroll in TOP. There is no cost to apply or to participate in TOP.
To reserve a spot at an orientation session, sign up below.
It is important to join your orientation session on time. Points will be deducted for applicants who arrive late.
At the conclusion of the orientation, you will have the opportunity to complete a program application. Be prepared to answer some basic math questions (calculators not permitted). Program staff will be available during the application to answer questions or provide help if you need it.
The application is not timed, but generally takes no more than 30 minutes to complete. The entire orientation session lasts approximately two hours, including time to complete your application.
Applications are only available during a live orientation session. If you need more time, please communicate with a TOP staff member and we will try to arrange for you to finish your application at a different session.
You do not need to provide any documents at the orientation session. (Driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalency, and other required documents will be collected later in the process). There is no application fee.
The application process is competitive; completion of an application does not guarantee entry into the program.Have questions about the application process? Email email@example.com.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Age 18 or over
- Valid CA driver’s license (no substitutions)
- High school diploma, GED, HiSET or equivalent
- Able to reliably arrive at a worksite by 6am daily
- Able to do physical work for 8 hours a day
- Willingness to learn
- Eligible to work in the United States
- Able to pass an employer drug test (most construction jobs require a pre-employment drug test, including alcohol and marijuana)
- Live or work in Santa Clara County (if you live elsewhere, check this list of similar programs in other regions in our FAQs section)