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After much discussion the PTN Board has decided to postpone sponsorship of in-person training events until further notice due to the Covid-19 crisis.  The safety of our instructors, members, and participants is of the greatest importance to us.  One of PTN’s founding principles has been to bridge the generation gap in the building trades.  We need our most skilled tradespeople in order to create that bridge, and many of them are in the age group that is most vulnerable to the worst side

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We do not build and rebuild alone. We build with friends of all colors, from all walks of life. We may come from diverse backgrounds, professions, and geographic locations but we are united in our passion to extend knowledge and opportunity to anyone who is interested.  We reject the established patterns of exclusion that continue to hinder our friends’ accessibility to resources, education, and careers.

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The Board of the PTN is excited to announce the results of the 2020 Board of Directors election. Joining the Board for their first time are Kayla Guidry, Leslie Price, Jim Turner, and Bob Yapp. We also would like the big thank you to our board members who are leaving for all their hard work and dedication over the years - Jonathan Appell, Zak Dunne, Mike Kassman, and Pete Janko.

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PTN Board members and the local planners for IPTW 2020 have had several discussions about the feasibility of holding this year’s event in Louisville, Kentucky that was scheduled for August 27-29. After much discussion we decided to postpone the event as we didn’t want to put the health of any attendees in jeopardy.

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This past September 5-7, Historic Environment Scotland hosted the 2019 International Preservation Trades Workshop - “Crafting the Future” with demonstrations and workshops at the Engine Shed in Stirling, Scotland. More than 30 members of the Preservation Trades Network from the United States and Europe met to share and teach.   

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