Traditional Trades Training

Traditional Trades Training

ACHP Policy Statement on Promotion and Value of Traditional Trades Training

On October 19, 2020, the ACHP voted to approve a policy statement on the promotion and value of traditional trades training. As the number of skilled workers in the construction trades has plummeted in recent years, the shortage of skilled preservation craft workers has continued to grow. Restoration work on historic buildings simply cannot be done without skilled workers, making the training of new craftspeople a critical priority.

Traditional Trades Training Task Force Members

Rick Gonzalez, AIA, Task Force Chairman, is the President and Co-Founder of REG Architects, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida. The firm includes historic preservation among its specialties, and he is active in state and local preservation organizations. He is an expert member on the ACHP. Read more >

Traditional Trades Training

As the number of skilled workers in the construction trades has plummeted in recent years, the shortage of skilled preservation craft workers has continued to grow. Restoration work on historic buildings simply cannot be done without skilled workers, making the training of new craftspeople a critical priority.

ACHP Forms Traditional Trades Training Task Force

Partners to Work Toward Preservation Workforce Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman Aimee Jorjani today announced the formation of the ACHP Traditional Trades Training Task Force, which will work to promote the development of a robust workforce in the skilled preservation trades.

Office of Preservation Initiatives

The Office of Preservation Initiatives (OPI) analyzes legislation, develops policy recommendations, prepares special studies and presentations, and represents the ACHP in interagency and partnership activities to promote the social, economic, and environmental benefits of preservation. 
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