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.

Cemetery Preservation Workshops

Join us for workshops across the state of Maryland to learn the basic preservation techniques of caring for a cemetery.

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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Latest Updates

The Campaign for Historic Trades Releases Training Videos in Spanish

The Campaign for Historic Trades Releases Training Videos in Spanish

Last year we announced a partnership with El Centro de Conservación y Restauración de Puerto Rico to translate historic trades training videos into Spanish. The project was, in part, funded by the Historic Preservation Education Foundation (HPEF) Partners in Training...

Color the Tools of the Trade(s) 🖍️

Color the Tools of the Trade(s) 🖍️

Our work often brings us out in the field to areas across the country to recruit, educate, and meet with partners. We created these coloring pages to have on hand at events as something fun and educational for our younger trades enthusiasts, but quickly realized they...

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