Apply Today to be a Residential Trainee!


All applicants must apply through the online process.

Step 1. Create a TradeSchool account. Use to visit the TradeSchool login page. Click on "create account", complete the email and password fields. You will receive an email from, it may go to your spam folder. Open the email and click on the TradeSchool link. This will allow you to enter your account information and submit it for approval. If you are not a member of Local 26 leave the member # field blank. If you do not hold a classification from Local 26 then please select "unclassified". (Approval may take several days) Upon receiving your acceptance email from TradeSchool you will be able to login and start your online application.

Step 2. Login to TradeSchool using your email and the password you created, in step one. Click on the application tab to begin the application process. Then select the program your applying for, from the drop down menu. (Residential Trainee Metro Area or Residential Trainee Roanoke Area)

Step 3. After you submit your application, please click here to contact Roy Reeves, to receive an available to work number, via email. If you have any previous experience, please include this information in your email to Mr. Reeves and he will put you contact with an organizer.

Step 4. Read the Residential Statement of Policies so you are familiar with the program requirements.

Application documents are reviewed Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm at the following locations:


4371 Parliament Place, Suite A
(Main Location)
Lanham, MD 20706


6306 Peters Creek Rd. NW
Roanoke, VA 24019

7016 Infantry Ridge Road
Manassas, VA 20109