ARE YOU PROFOUNDLY DISCONNECTED®?
* A trillion dollars in student loans.
* Record high unemployment.
* Three million good jobs that no one seems to want.
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation started the Profoundly Disconnected® campaign to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success. The Skills Gap is here, and if we don’t close it, it’ll swallow us all. Which is a long way of saying, we could use your help…
SOMEBODY’S GOTTA DO IT
The new season of Somebody’s Gotta Do It begins Thursday, April 9th at 9pm on CNN. Stay tuned for more SGDI news!
OFF THE WALL: COLLEGE DEGREE
Mike responds to a question from his Facebook page regarding Howard Dean’s recent criticism of Governor Scott Walker not obtaining a college degree.
REQUIRED FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS
OFF THE WALL:
Mike responded to a Facebook question about the minimum wage and whether it should be raised.
LOCALLY LAID EGG GETS TO THE YOKE OF A CUSTOMER’S COMPLAINTThis blog by Lucie B. Amundsen of the Locally Laid Egg Company informs a disgruntled shopper about where our food comes from.
How To Take Pride In A Shark Autopsy, And Other Lessons From Mike Rowe ~ Mike shares his experiences in the workforce.
LESSONS ABOUT LABOR
NOW AVAILABLE for high school seniors – mrW/MTI Scholarship Program. Learn a skill, Master a Trade – Enjoy a Great Career!
Find articles about the trades, education, jobs and other related news – HERE.
CHECK OUT WHAT
Are you buying what we’re selling? You should be, we’ve got great stuff and all the proceeds help pay for scholarships. Check out the merchandise HERE
TO THE STUFF THAT REALLY
I sat down a few minutes ago to write something whimsical and amusing about Valentines Day, but got distracted by the rich tapestry of random musings filling my wall. This one jumped out.
MIKE’S TESTIMONY FOR THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
Mike testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources to discuss “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trade Workers” See what he had to say here.
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS STORIES
mrWF is making a difference. Check out the “Faces of the Foundation” get inspired to start your own career in the skilled trades.
MTI INTERVIEWS mrWF PRESIDENT
You Have to Start Somewhere – MTI talks to mikeroweWORKS Foundation President Mary Sullivan about the foundation and more.
MIKE WROTE A BOOK!? LISTEN TO HIM READING THE PREFACE!
Yep. He finally did it. And it’s a real page turner. True, there’s only one page but it’s a ZINGER of a page. Hear Mike read the preface, and buy the book!
EAGLE SCOUT LETTER
Mike has written a letter and will personalize and sign it for any Eagle Scout out there who requests it. HERE is where you find out how to receive yours.