About the Foundation
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that rewards people with a passion to get trained for skilled jobs that actually exist. As CEO of the Foundation, Mike Rowe spends a significant amount of time speaking about the country’s dysfunctional relationship with work, highlighting the widening skills gap, and challenging the persistent belief that a four-year degree is automatically the best path for the most people.
Through its scholarship programs, including the Work Ethic Scholarship Program, the Foundation provides financial assistance to qualified individuals with a desire to learn a skill that is in demand. The Foundation has been instrumental in granting more than $3 million in education for trade schools across the country.
PRAGER U: DON’T FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONI’ve always liked Dennis Prager. Back in LA, driving from audition to audition, his was the only voice of reason I could find on the AM dial. So I was flattered when he invited me to give this years commencement address for Prager University
mrWF TOOL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AED-AFFILIATED TECH SCHOOLSThe mikeroweWORKS Foundation has awarded tool scholarships to students enrolled in AED Accredited and Recognized construction equipment technology academic programs.
SKILLSUSA & mrWF SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to this year’s recipients and best of luck at the National Leadership and Skills Conference!
HOT UNDER THE BLUE COLLAR
Bad news. The toilet at mikeroweWORKS World Headquarters is overflowing with the most disgusting assortment of excrement I’ve ever stumbled upon, the clogs in question are a metaphorical miasma of myths and misperceptions responsible for America’s ever-widening skills gap.
WHAT THE CHUCK
One year ago, I received an email from the good folks at SkillsUSA containing a link to their National Conference week in review video.
Watch the video that features some grateful scholarship recipients.
When you’re done getting your education check here to see what jobs our partners have available.
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.