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Will Jackson: mrW Scholarship Recipient!

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Check out this great article posted by local news website the Dunklin Democrat on mikeroweWORKS Foundation / TWS Scholarship recipient Will Jackson. Jackson received a $15,000 dollar scholarship to Tulsa Welding school after his application ranked in the top ten in the scholarship competition. Jackson wants to travel the world as a pipe fitter with…

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WSJ on the Value of Apprenticeships

The Wall Street Journal just published an article on the value of apprenticeships, and some of the reasons why we don’t see more apprenticeships even in this dire job market. The apprenticeship is a time tested method for “transferring skills from one generation to the next”, says John Ladd, Director of the Department of Labor’s…

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Welders Make Up to $200,000

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article that focuses on the money that can be made in the skilled trades, and the tremendous need for skills based education in the United States. The author of the article visited one welding center in Ohio which pays more than 60 of its employees $150,000 a year,…

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Amazon’s Groundbreaking Employee Programs

Amazon is setting an example for businesses across the country with their groundbreaking employee programs. Each year they offer their fulfillment center employees a bonus of up to $5,000 to quit their job if they are no longer happy at Amazon. They do this in order to force workers to choose whether they want to…

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College Tuition 1120% More Than 1978

College is now 1120% more expensive that it was in 1978. For reference,  the cost of food has increased by 244 percent and healthcare by 601 percent in the same period. If college is being touted as the only gateway to the middle class, shouldn’t our nation make lowering tuition a top priority? With our nations…

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5 Reasons for Women to Work in Oil and Gas

Blogger/Oil industry worker Jaymie Massey put together 5 of the reasons she loves working in the oil and gas industry to celebrate the tenth anniversary of starting her career in oil and gas. Adventure – You can travel the world and get paid to do it. You may even find yourself in places tourists will…

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