Register ASAP for final ’23 intro session of Covington Academy of Heritage Trades

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re interested in learning unique construction skills from talented craftspeople and still haven’t enrolled in an “introductory session” of the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades, you’ve got a sliver of time to get in on the final session of 2023.

The session – this weekend – runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4:30 Sunday. It starts at the Latonia location of the Enzweiler Building Institute at 3923 Winston Ave. and will include sessions at the Academy’s working lab at 1515 Madison Ave.

Introductory sessions are mandatory to attend the Academy’s spring semester. To sign up for this weekend’s session, visit Heritage Trades Academy and click “Apply Now,” or call the Institute’s main office at (859) 331-9500 at the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky.

“There is a high demand for these trades in our region, and full tuition scholarships are still being offered for Covington residents,” said Kaitlyn Bryan, the City’s Historic Preservation Specialist & Regulatory Services Manager.

Bryan said the Academy’s first semester has been successful, and she’s looking forward to seeing what topics will be offered in the spring semester.

Brian Miller, executive vice president of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky and president of the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades, said the Academy provides an outstanding opportunity for future restoration professionals, owners of historic homes, and those who care deeply about the integrity of historic buildings.

“We are blessed to have several highly skilled professionals who have taken up our cause in passing on their knowledge of historic preservation, something we all care deeply about,” said Miller. “Besides the unique opportunity to learn from these craftspeople is the ability to either use these legacy skills to improve your own historic treasure, or potentially enjoy a lucrative lifelong career caring for and improving the state of our historic homes throughout our region.”

After completing an introductory weekend, attendees can sign up for sessions on steel windows/casement windows, re-laying masonry, stained and decorative glass, and removal and small repair of stained glass. Those sessions run from November through early December.

About Enzweiler

The Enzweiler Building Institute – which operates the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades – is the country’s longest running, continually operating private trade school operating under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders. Operating since 1967, the Institute provides training in eight skilled trades: carpentry, diesel mechanics, electric, facilities maintenance and remodeling, HVAC, masonry, plumbing, and welding.


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