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    Learning and Development operates three Training Centers: the Horace Albright Training Center at the Grand Canyon, the Historic Preservation Training Center near Frederick, MD and the Stephen Mather Training Center in Harpers Ferry, WV.

    Horace M. Albright Training Center
    1 Albright Avenue
    Grand Canyon, AZ, 86023
    Phone: (928) 638-7981

    The Albright Training Center is a primary training facility for Servicewide Employee Learning and Development. Assigned programs include the NPS Fundamentals program and Natural Resource Stewardship. The Center is named after Horace M. Albright, the second director of the National Park Service. Albright created a vision of agency ideals to accomplish the NPS mission, planting the seeds for future preservation and public service. He spent seventeen years with the NPS leaving a legacy of devotion, service expansion, and preservation. The training center completed renovations in 2006 that upgraded technology, energy efficiency, classroom capability, and reconstruction of student residences. Nearly half a century after the ribbon was first cut, the Albright Training Center continues the tradition of preparing a dedicated, effective National Park Service workforce for the future.

    Horace M. Albright Training Center Website

    Stephen T. Mather Training Center
    51 Mather Place
    Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425
    Phone: (304) 535-6215

    The Stephen T. Mather Training Center develops and hosts training programs and learning opportunities for a large segment of the NPS workforce. From this facility, the NPS Career Academy program, the NPS Distance Learning Center, and the DOI Learn program are directed by training and program managers. Situated on the campus of the former Storer College, the Center enjoys a partnership with Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Potomac Heritage Trail, and the Appalachian Trail Office.

    Mather Training Center Website

    Historic Preservation Training Center
    4801A Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD, 21704
    Phone: (301) 663-8206

    The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational courses that fulfill the competency requirements of Service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservation Skills, Risk Management, Maintenance, and Planning, Design, and Construction.

    Historic Preservation Training Center Website

    Distance Learning Center
    51 Mather Place
    Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

    Possibly best known for the satellite broadcast training offered through TEL stations throughout the National Park Service; the Distance Learning Center shapes training delivery for NPS by assessing training needs, determining the most effective delivery method(s) to use for content, creating distance learning products, supporting distributed and blended training, and evaluating training. The Distance Learning Center's primary mission is to be a resource for the Washington Learning & Development office. We are also available to provide advice to others within the NPS on best practices in distance learning technologies.

    Distance Learning Center Website (Internal website)

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