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Stewards VISTA: Preservation Maryland
The Campaign for Historic Trades addresses a national crisis: the need for skilled labor, the lack of historic trades training, and educational equity. There is a growing gap in skilled construction labor, exacerbated by the pandemic. This lack of skilled workers is further magnified for the specialized traditional trades needed for historic preservation projects. Despite the growing stock of historic structures in the United States, there are no nationally recognized training standards. The Campaign for Historic Trades seeks to resolve both of these problems through apprenticeship training. Creating historic trades apprenticeships inherently creates national standards and opens up new training avenues and platforms. Simultaneously, this addresses educational equity. These apprenticeships will align with accredited college programs; apprentices can thereby earn degrees in harmony with their job and get paid while doing so. This provides greater access to and affordability of collegiate degrees.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : VISTA will helpmove trades training to an apprenticeship model, where trainees are paid to learn, rather than paying to learn. The Steward will support the effort to consolidate trades training learning materials and platform them into online learning formats. They will help the program become self-sustaining. VISTA will spend time to engage related and interested parties in the development of the apprenticeships. Specific duties include: •Help develop related curriculum. o Research, organize, and adapt curriculum from trades training programs. o Help platform these resources and make them 508 Compliant •Engage pipelines for historic trades trainees •Create outreach material •Develop national list of training workshops and programs •Write and submit grant proposals with supervision •Engage contractors, businesses, and craftspeople to train apprentices •Assist in the development of a trainer registry •Assess databases for trades training and labor workforce studies
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  $375 in Prof Dev Funds from Stewards ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Education . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Trade/Construction ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education . 
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Stewards VISTA: Preservation Maryland

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND  


Accepting Applications
From  05/26/2021  To  07/09/2021 

Contact Ryan Tant
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 104489


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