The Campaign for Historic Trades

is a dynamic workforce development initiative to expand and strengthen careers in the high–demand field of historic trades.

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Labor Study

The Campaign for Historic Trades releases a first-of-its-kind labor study on the status of historic trades in America. Analysis shows the need for a larger and better-trained historic trades workforce; 100,000 workers needed within the next decade.

Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship

Applications for the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship are open from March 5 – April 12, 2024.

How Can We Help?

Whether you know you want to start your career in the historic trades, or you’re looking for ways to find out, we can help. Here, you can:

Tradesperson sawing lumber at a training

The time between starting a career and becoming a professional is crucial. This period, often underserved, can provide important development and networking vital to your professional success. We can help you to:

Two men in hats bend metal.

The new generation of tradespeople requires the expertise of and investment from today’s craftworkers. See how you can give back and contribute to the profession:

Two people sitting by a log cabin in the forest.

Training programs are investment and resource intensive. The Campaign is conglomerating information to make it easier to start a program or expand existing ones. Here, you can:

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Come join us this weekend at the Maryland Iron Festival!

Come join us this weekend at the Maryland Iron Festival!

This weekend, May 18 and 19, come join The Campaign staff and celebrate the trades at Catoctin Furnace in Thurmont, Maryland. Jordan Riggs and Maggie Pelta-Pauls joined by HPTC intern Claire tabling with promotional materials at 2023’s festival. This annual festival...

Women’s History Month: Organizations to Join

Women’s History Month: Organizations to Join

Tradeswomen Build Nations (North America’s Building Trades Unions) is the largest gathering of tradeswomen in the world. Their next in-person meeting is planned for Washington D.C.   Dykes with Drills is a nonprofit organization focused on...

There are many ways for individuals, businesses, organizations, and philanthropic groups to support The Campaign. Find out how.