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The mikeroweWORKS Foundation Competitor Scholarship

The scholarship is to provide support for SkillsUSA state contest winners who have insufficient personal, chapter, school or community resources to participate at the 2017 National SkillsUSA Championships. Several scholarships of up to $1,000 each will be awarded, based on need; to help offset the costs of travel and to participate in the National SkillsUSA…

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SkillsUSA & mikeroweWORKS Foundation Competitors Scholarship Winners

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SkillsUSA and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation are teaming up once again to increase opportunities for SkillsUSA students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., June 20-24. This is the sixth year that the mikeroweWORKS Foundation has offered scholarships to SkillsUSA members who compete and place first in their state’s SkillsUSA Championships, but…

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Parade Magazine: Guest Post “Skilled Help Wanted and Needed”

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Guest post by Mike Rowe, host of TV’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It and the founder of mikeroweWORKS, a campaign designed to reinvigorate the skilled trades.  The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is astonishing. Currently, 5.6 million jobs are vacant. At a time when millions of capable people are unemployed, millions of good jobs…

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An Unexpected Easter greeting from Bering Sea Gold’s Shawn Pomrenke

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Here’s an unexpected Easter greeting from Shawn Pomrenke – a guy I’ve never met but whose name I utter several times a week. Shawn makes his living in Nome Alaska, mining for gold on the bottom of the Bering Sea. If you’ve watched Bering Sea Gold you’ve seen him do things that would cause most…

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mikeroweWORKS Offering Travel Scholarships to National Leadership and Skills Conference

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Assistance for Students to Demonstrate their Skills Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation are teaming up once again to increase opportunities for SkillsUSA students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., June 20-24. This is the sixth year that the mikeroweWORKS Foundation has offered scholarships to SkillsUSA members who…

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Build Baltimore Gala Evening

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Saturday night in Baltimore, I attended a fundraiser for Project JumpStart, which afforded me the rare opportunity to wear a suit made of something other than rubber. It was a great evening. As the keynote speaker, I was honored to be introduced by two graduates of Jumpstart – Tyrone Ferrens and Toemore Knight. A few…

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