The Campaign for Historic Trades is working to address the systemic barriers to historic trades training to grow the trades workforce. The Campaign’s Program Manager Natalie Henshaw has a letter in Monday’s Washington Post entitled “Supporting the Trades” about education and apprenticeship accessibility.
In the Washington Post article Long disparaged, education for skilled trades is making a comeback, the value of trades training was featured, although not acknowledged was the current hurdles to enter trades careers, particularly for those currently underrepresented in the field of historic trades.
The Campaign for Historic Trades, our bold initiative to strengthen and expand training in the high–demand field of historic trades, is working to solve that issue, among others. In addition to a call for more states to invest in infrastructure to support all people who want to pursue a career in the trades, Natalie writes: