Masonry Restoration Technician Training Program at Green-Wood

In New York City, restoration of historic buildings is booming. Yet, few people know how to get into this dynamic field. At Green-Wood, we’re doing our part to change that. Through the Bridge to Crafts Careers program, we present a unique and unexpected educational experience for young job seekers interested in the construction trades.

Participants in the program learn the basics of restoration and preservation, including stone cleaning, repair, and re-pointing, right here on the grounds utilizing our historic mausoleums. Instructed by Green-Wood’s experienced restoration department, students receive the necessary training for entry level positions the field of masonry restoration.

The program is in presented in partnership with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow, a social services and workforce development organization in Sunset Park and the World Monuments Fund. Funding comes from the Pinkerton Foundation, the NYS Regional Economic Development Council, and others.

We are thrilled to work with such talented young people while helping create a more diverse community of craftspersons in the fields of masonry restoration and construction.

To learn more about the Bridge to Crafts Careers Program and hear from some of the 2019 graduates, check out this feature from CBS New York.

The 2023 cohort of masonry restoration trainees will be receiving their certificates of completion at a graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24th at 10am. All are invited to attend. Click here for a map to the location. Applications will open for next year’s program in late 2023.