Historic Trades Workforce Development

Our national workforce development iniative, The Campaign for Historic Trades, focuses on expanding and strengthening careers in the historic trades. 

About The Campaign

The Campaign for Historic Trades, a national workforce development program of Preservation Maryland, seeks to ensure quality employment and a quality workforce for the historic trades. To achieve this, we work to:

  1. Register and manage apprenticeships with the Department of Labor. Read about the Maryland Department of Labor’s recent approval and registration of our apprenticeship program.
  2. Create open education and training resources available in English and Spanish, hosted online following Section 508 accessibility guidelines and licensed under a Creative Commons license. Related: The Campaign for Historic Trades Releases Training Videos in Spanish
  3. Work with stakeholders to support preservation trades programs, associations, and businesses.
  4. Develop statewide and national historic trades training opportunities that are accessible to all.
  5. Promote and recruit for the National Park Service’s preservation and trades programs.
  6. Advocate for support of the historic trades training.
  7. Lead the national movement to strengthen and expand historic trades careers.

To learn more about the variety of resources we provide to grow and expand careers in the historic trades, visit www.historictrades.org

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The Campaign for Historic Trades is a national program powered by Preservation Maryland, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our work is made possible by support from donors like you.