Spring Window and Workforce Wrap-Up

Published in People in Preservation, Programs.

After five busy and productive weeks, the second cycle of the Window and Workforce Training Program has come to a successful conclusion! Last week, the trainees reinstalled the windows they’ve been carefully repairing, reglazing, and repainting over the course of the program back into the ca. 1845 project house. As the homeowners told us, the restored windows look like works of art.

Our trainees have big plans in the coming weeks. Some will be setting out on their own as independent contractors, some have already secured work in the trades, and others have concrete plans to seek employment in Rhode Island’s thriving building industry. With their new skills and knowledge, we know they will be an asset to whomever they work with. PPS is not only proud of these trainees’ hard work, but also glad to be contributing to the community of preservation-minded tradespeople who appreciate historic buildings and Providence’s rich architectural heritage.

If you own a historic property whose windows could use some TLC, we know some terrific folks who might be able to help. Contact us if you’d like to be put in touch with someone who can give you an estimate!

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