The National Park Service and private industry need tradespeople with specialized skills to preserve and maintain our country’s valuable historic structures, and The Campaign for Historic Trades is working to meet that need. The Campaign began a dynamic partnership with the National Parks Service’s Historic Preservation Training Center and Conservation Legacy to broaden the reach of the National Park Service’s Traditional Trades Apprenticeship Program (TTAP).
TTAP is open to individuals who are eligible for AmeriCorps service and provides hands-on, historic preservation trades training at a National Park Service site during an intensive 20-week apprenticeship. TTAP allows the important work of preserving the cultural resources and crucial infrastructure of National Park sites to be passed onto the next generation in a time when many employment fields are becoming obsolete through mechanization. Traditional trades in their modern form require much of the same materials, tools, ingenuity, skills, and hard work that have been required for generations and can never be replaced.
The Campaign is excited to announce that recruitment has begun for the 2022 TTAP cohort! National Park Service sites with open TTAP positions in spring 2022 include: