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Zachary Greenwood Living the S.W.E.A.T. Pledge & Making mrW Proud

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Today’s scholarship recipient profile came about in a most unusual way… Last week at the office we got a package from Seattle. The box contained surplus merchandise that hadn’t been sold during the Dirty Talk with Mike Rowe performance last month. Among the hats, posters, and totes there was an envelope addressed to Mike Rowe….


Matt Ghigliotti – helping others and working hard

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Meet Matthew Ghigliotti. Matt is currently studying Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) at Vatterott College in Kansas City, MO thanks in part to a work ethic scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. He plans to graduate in December of this year. And since he’s maintained a position on Vatterott’s President’s list with a GPA…


Ross Hill on his Goal to be One of the Welding Elite

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When Ross Hill was in the seventh grade he found his dad’s plumbing torch and started experimenting. “I soldered pennies together for fun. Hot things are really cool.” And the die was cast. “I’ve pretty much known I’ve wanted to be in the welding field since then.” So enthralled with welding was Ross that he…


Meet James Harnish

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James received a Work Ethic Scholarship from mikeroweWORKS and currently attends York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. I had a chance to chat with James about his past, present, and future. He is an impressive young man. Like most kids, James didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up. “I…


Treated Like a Dignitary at SkillsUSA

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Last month Joey showed me a video from SkillsUSA’s 2015 National Leadership and Skills Conference. I was blown away by how great this “week in review” video was, so I posted a link to it and wrote about it on this very page. Well, this past Sunday I needed to be in Winchester, Virginia for…


Heather Wright-Johnson Inspires Women After Receiving Welding Honor

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Heather Wright-Johnson became the only woman to take part in the Keel Laying Ceremony for the USS Indiana. She loves her work and she has and will continue to inspire women to think “outside the box” when it comes to a fulfilling career. Way to go Heather! WTKR By Ian Preston Newport News, Va. –…