Preservation Training Program
Bridge to Crafts Careers
Woodlawn’s Preservation Training Program offers career skills and workforce development for young people in our community age 18-24. In partnership with the World Monuments Fund and our social services partner, The Door, the program trains young people to care for historic structures and transitions them into the workforce, primarily careers in the masonry trade. For 10 weeks, Interns in the program learn how to care for monuments and buildings made of marble, granite, and limestone.
Through classroom lessons and hands-on training, led by Woodlawn’s resident craftsman and architectural conservator, and guest speakers who are experts in the field, participants learn the many facets of workplace safety, masonry restoration, historic preservations, material identification, and the language of restoration. Graduates of the PTP will earn an OSHA-30 Safety certification, Suspended and Support Scaffolding certifications, Jahn Mortar certification, and support applying to entry-level positions in the industry. The personal and professional skills learned are resume development, interviewing skills, financial management, job placement assistance, and networking.
Are You Interested? Eligibility Requirements are
- Age 18-24 in February 2022
- A resident of one of the 5 boroughs of New York City
- Have a high school diploma or a GED/Equivalency degree
- Authorized to work in the United States
- No college experience
The Landscape Architecture Training Program consists of a 10 week course for 20 interns selected by the Woodlawn Cemetery. The goal of this program is to train disconnected young people in the best practices in Landscape Architecture, planting plants, and historic landscape preservation through a hands-on training program led by the Davey Tree Company and provide them with life-skills necessary to obtain jobs in the field of green careers upon completion of the program. Additional technical support is provided by the Davey Tree Institute of Kent, OH, and interpersonal skills are provided by The Door, Woodlawn’s social services non-profit partner serving NYC youth.