On October 17, 2019, Aimee Jorjani, the newly appointed Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, visited the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland to learn more about the Campaign for Historic Trades.
Chairman Jorjani is the first full-time Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and will serve a four-year appointed term in support of the federal agency’s commitment to promoting the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation’s historic resources as well as advising the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. One of Chairman Jorjani’s particular interests is in supporting the expansion of youth outreach and career training in historic preservation in the traditional trades along with an agency-wide focus on sustainability and climate resilience, community development and the economic benefits of historic preservation, among others.
Moss Rudley, Superintendent of the Historic Preservation Training Center, a unit of the National Park Service, led a tour of their workshop and office facility located in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The Historic Preservation Training Center and Preservation Maryland have created a public/private partnership called The Campaign for Historic Trades to increase access to the Training Center’s Traditional Trades Apprentices Program. Preservation Maryland staffs the Campaign for Historic Trades and supports new apprentices through the entire process including applying through job placement.
Preservation Maryland was pleased to have the opportunity to share the innovative work of the Historic Preservation Training Center with Chairman Jorjani and look forward to the opportunity to work with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to advance the agency’s youth outreach and preservation career initiatives.