ACHP Policy Statement on Promotion and Value of Traditional Trades Training (2020)

October 19, 2020

Critical to the historic preservation movement is the availability of skilled tradespeople. Restoration work on historic buildings simply cannot be done without skilled workers, making the training of new craftspeople a critical priority. This policy statement discusses the need for and the benefits of expanded traditional trades training; suggests key principles that should guide federal, state, and local workforce development and training efforts; and offers recommendations for federal action.

The full text of the policy statement is available in the Federal Register and as a print-friendly PDF version.