Training & Education
Historic trades training and education comes in a variety of formats from various providers. Different types of courses and programs will fit into your career journey differently, whether you want to make a career change or are looking to upskill your current profession.
Education and Training Providers
This is a working list of historic trade schools and trainers. Professional networks are not included in this list. A list of professional networks that offer classes and workshops can be found here.
Savannah Technical College
American College of Building Arts
Cape Fear Community College
Bucks Community College
Belmont Community College
North Bennet Street School
617.227.0155 | Website | firstname.lastname@example.org
Accredited AAS Degree in Preservation Carpentry | Interest Engagement Classes for the Public
Yestermorrow - Vermont Campus
Hudson Valley Community College
Yestermorrow - Utah Campus
Western Center for Historic Preservation
Craftwork Training Center
217.474.6052 | Website | email@example.com
Interest Engagement courses and workshops based in a historic house.
Living Heritage Trades Academy
Stephen T. Mather High School
212-399-3520 | Website | info@MatherHSNYC.org
New York City Public High School offering Preservation Education in partnership with the National Park Service. Students receive a High School Diploma.
Olmstead Center for Landscape Preservation
Massachusetts Historic Preservation Corps
703.952.1679 | Website | firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships offered by the Student Conservation Association for young adults.
Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps
218.262.9428 | Website | email@example.com
Organization offering practicums and internships to young adults.
Bridge to Crafts Careers
202-588-6000 | Website | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hands-On Preservation Experience offers Interest Engagement projects to existing youth corps and their members.
International Masonry Institute
(301)-291-2105 | Website | email@example.com
Historic Masonry Preservation Certificate offered to members of the Bricklayer and Allied Craftworkers Union.
Historic Preservation Training Center
Clatsop Community College
El Centro de Conservación y Restauración de Puerto Rico (CENCOR)
Pullman Tech Workshop
Providence Preservation Society
401-831-7440 | Website | firstname.lastname@example.org
PPRSI offers different programs designed to help homeowners care for their buildings, introduce new people to the preservation trades, and upskill industry veterans with preservation skills.
Rehabbers Resources | programs, community-building, and basic skills training for residents living in and working on old buildings
Window & Workforce Training Program | a paid, hands-on job training program in historic window restoration
Introduction to the Preservation Trades | two months of paid immersion and training with an employer in the preservation trades
See current offerings here.
Newport Restoration Foundation
401-556-7165 | Website | email@example.com
Preservation Trades Specialist Training Program
Through the organization’s Historic Trades Initiative, local contractors can nominate members of their workforce for the 12-week program. Upon completion, the participants will receive a Preservation Trades Specialist Certification from NRF.
See current offerings here.
IRYS School for Technology and Trades
Algonquin College - Perth
613 267 2859| Website | firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers Continuing Education Classes and Workshops, Diploma, Bachelor’s Degree in Building Conservation.
Professional institutions and organizations often require its members to enroll in classes to maintain their professional certification. These can also be specialization certifications.
Prerequisites : Professional level experience, sometimes membership with the professional organization.
Cost : Class-based tuition
Duration : 1 – 2000 contact hours
Providers : Professional organizations, colleges, universities, and institutes.
Accreditation : Classes offered through colleges are accredited or classes can be articulated with colleges through agreements. Professional organizations often have a process to approve courses for Continuing Education requirements.
Submit a Listing
The Campaign aggregates this information from our network. Help us build a comprehensive database — let us know of any education and training providers that should be added. We require that they provide coursework and learning in historic trades. Providers that do not have hands-on components are not included in this database. Take the extra step and submit courses to our opportunities calendar and map.
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