In order to participate, candidates must fill out an application for consideration. Final participants will be selected by a committee.


Requirements to apply are:

  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • You must not have a college degree
  • You must be fluent in English or Spanish
  • You must meet the federal poverty level as designated by the Department of Health and Human Services (income verification required)
  • You may be asked to undergo a physical and drug screening
  • You must be able to read at a 9th grade level and understand basic mathematical functions
  • Participants should be physically able to perform the following tasks, which will be taught throughout the program:
    • Load or unload materials, machinery or tools
    • Dig ditches or trenches
    • Dismantle temporary structures