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.

Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship

2023 Applications for the Harrison Goodall Preservation Fellowship are open! The Fellowship aims to develop students and enterprising professionals into the preservation leaders of tomorrow. Fellows grow professionally through coaching from the fellowship committee and a preservation mentor and an award to support an innovative project in the field of historic preservation. Applications close April 3, 2023.

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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*Internship Alert!*                                     Join NPS Aspiring Preservationist Programs!

*Internship Alert!* Join NPS Aspiring Preservationist Programs!

The Campaign for the Historic Trades is the philanthropic partner of the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC). Through this partnership, The Campaign would like to highlight some opportunities for young adults to join HPTC’s Aspiring...

Accessibility in Historic Trades Training Curricula

Accessibility in Historic Trades Training Curricula

Camp NAWIC participants practicing window glazing. Given the national shortage of trades workers and the retiring-out of a significant portion of the trades workforce, it is imperative that there is a spectrum of pathways for various types of learners to engage with...

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