Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP)
The Traditional Trades Advancement Program (TTAP) provides hands-on, historic preservation trade skills training during an intensive five-month learning-while-working experience. TTAP allows the important work of preserving the cultural resources and crucial infrastructure of national park sites to be passed onto the next generation in a time when many employment fields are becoming obsolete through mechanization. Traditional trades in their modern form require much of the same materials, tools, ingenuity, skills, and hard work that have been required for generations and can never be replaced.
- Interactive skills development courses and professional certifications are offered
- Invaluable connections are made with trades craftsman and preservationists as well as peer TTAP participants
- Living allowance provided
- AmeriCorps Education Award (~$2400)
- No prior experience required
- Five-month commitment (20 weeks)
- Requires at least two consecutive weeks of traveling for training
- You will be getting dirty and working hard, in both indoor and outdoor environments. Some days the work will be physically demanding.
- Requires a full commitment to meet all program requirements