Santa Clara County Trades Orientation Program (TOP)

Are you ready to launch your new career in the building and construction trades? Sign up now!

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

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

TOP is a free, 130-hour class that will put you on the pathway to apprenticeship and a rewarding career in the high demand construction trades.

No experience 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.

Sign up to register for an info session.

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

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The Trades Orientation Program is provided by Working Partnerships USA through a partnership with work2future, NOVA, the Santa Clara Building Trades Council and the South Bay Apprenticeship Coordinators Association. It is funded in part by a Prop 39 pre-apprenticeship grant from the California Workforce Development Board to work2future.

2102 Almaden Road, Ste. 112
San Jose, CA 95125
p: 408-809-2131

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