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SHTP Training Project nears its successful conclusion

20 January 2016

Trainees complete their traditional boat skills apprenticeship

The Shipshape Heritage Training Partnership (SHTP) project is now drawing to a close as this year’s current five trainees complete their 12-month placement with a host vessel.  The project has been aimed at developing traditional skills and techniques in young people, focusing on the conservation, handling and maintenance of historic vessels at a time when these skills are in serious decline.

The scheme has been partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was initiated and managed by National Historic Ships UK along with five key partner organisations – the Scottish Fisheries Museum, Trinity Sailing Foundation, Dauntsey’s Sailing School, the Excelsior Trust and the Sea-Change Sailing Trust.

Read all about the programme, the trainees and the key partner organisations involved, by downloading the Project News.

There is also a short film - ‘Learning the Ropes’ - describing the main features of the project and showing the trainees at work.  Click here to view.

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