Technical Opportunities Program 

Interested in a construction career, but don’t know where to start?

TOP is a Union Construction preparation pre-apprenticeship program.

Our FREE 12-week, 180-hour training program will help you learn about all the different Trade options you could pursue as a career; like Carpenters, Electricians, Ironworkers, Pipefitters, Laborers, Plumbers, Painters, Sheet Metal Workers, Bricklayers, and much more!

In TOP, you’ll learn hands-on skills, job site safety, physical strengthening, and classroom work to prepare you to successfully take the different Union Apprenticeship aptitude entry exams.

We also assist with applying to the Union Trade Apprenticeship program openings of your interest.


  • FREE 12-week, 180-hour NABTU accredited Pre-Apprenticeship
  • TOP is 3 days a week
  • 2 weekday evenings per week (6pm–9:30pm)
  • Every Saturday (7:30am – 3pm)
  • Strict Attendance Policy


  • Math Comprehension 
  • Apprenticeship Entry Exam Preparation
  • Physical Strengthening
  • Basic Construction Safety
  • Job Readiness Skills
  • Resume Building
  • Apprenticeship Application Support
  • Post-graduation Case Management
  • Hands-on Workshops
  • Field Trips to Apprenticeship Training Centers
  • Mock Interviews with Industry Professionals


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Driver’s license
  • Birth certificate or other proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Social Security Card
  • 6 months of past income/paystubs
  • Physically fit
  • Pass our Program Entry Aptitude Test
  • Pass a drug test

Technical Opportunities Program (TOP)

Register for an information session held every Wednesday.

10:30 a.m. the first & third Wednesday of every month

5:30 p.m. the second & fourth Wednesday of every month

Register below to join us on our Zoom Information Session!

Register for an information session.

Detailed curriculum

  • Math Comprehension: Fractions, decimals, ratios and percentages, area and perimeter, square roots, exponents, feet and inches and basic algebra
  • Apprenticeship Entry Exam Preparation: Spatial relations, mechanical reasoning, and numerical reasoning
  • Physical Strengthening: Stretching, stamina, balance, endurance and weight-lifting exercises
  • Basic Construction Safety & Skills: Jobsite safety, tool recognition, tool safety, measuring, and blueprint reading
  • Job Readiness: Goal setting, interviewing, resume building, financial budgeting, apprenticeship application guidance
  • Hands-on Workshops: Learning basic experiences in carpentry, electrical, laborer, plumbing, pipefitting, bricklaying, and more instructed by experienced tradeswomen.

Is construction right for you?

If you are mechanically inclined, enjoy working with your hands and being physically active, a career in the construction trades might be a good choice for you.