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Mike Rowe is on Cloud 9


…Cloud 9 magazine that is. Cloud 9 is a quarterly in-flight magazine for SeaPort Airlines. Recently Laura Allen talked to Mike about the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, the virtues of work ethic and his determination to promote the skilled trades and their importance in our economic recovery.   Read the article – HERE.        


OFF THE WALL: Bucking the Odds

Mike Rowe QVC Noah's Ark

Today’s question comes from Jenn Foit, who bucked the odds and got my attention in much the same a shiny object fascinates my dog. Hey Mike – I have a 1 in 1,443,953 chance of you writing back to me. I am a 27 year old single mom who is about to finally take the…


ACP Interview – Dirty Jobs…That’s What Keeps America Going and Growing!


Mike was interviewed by Greg Sitek of Site-K Construction Zone & ACP at CONEXPO-CONAGG in Las Vegas earlier this year. They discussed the “anti-dirty jobs” mentality and the importance of of promoting the skilled trades and vocational education. View original article – here


Mike talks about mrWF and supporting SkillsUSA Backstage at the 2014 National Conference


Shortly before accepting SkillsUSA’s Torch Carrier award at SkillsUSA’s 2014 national conference in Kansas City, Mo., Mike Rowe offered his thoughts backstage on why he formed his mikeroweWORKS foundation and why that foundation has supported SkillsUSA from the beginning.   Read Mike’s Blog about receiving the SkillsUSA Torch Carrier Award – HERE Check out the…


OFF THE WALL: The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge and Chuck Norris’s Beard


Many thoughtful comments after yesterdays post. This one for instance, from Steven Oklesh, rose to someplace near the top. “Fact – After reading this post, Chuck Norris’ beard abandoned him and is now en route to attach itself to Mike Rowe’s face.” Crazy thing Steve – you’re right! Chuck Norris’ beard arrived a little after…


No Sour Grapes – Go Vote for mrW/UTI Videos


Here’s a picture of me holding a copy of The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. (Skill and Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo.) I wrote The Pledge last year for three simple reasons: 1. I believe what it says, and felt strongly the world needs one more acronym. 2. I wanted to raise some money for the scholarship fund. (We…