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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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War on Hard Work Continues

It now appears we have a new culprit that explains the cause of global warming – hard work. Early this morning, one of San Francisco’s free newspapers found it’s way to the sidewalk in front of my apartment, proving yet again that you don’t always get what you pay for. Because I abhor litter, I…

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Mike Gives Dear Abby Advice to a Fan

Saturday Mail Call Hey Mike! I’ve spent this last year trying to figure out the right career for myself and I still can’t figure out what to do. I have always been a hands on kind of guy and a go-getter. I could never be an office worker. I need change, excitement, and adventure in…

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Success Story: Three mrWF Scholarship Winners Medal at SkillsUSA 2011

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, along with Lee Jeans, was honored to have helped defray travel expenses for 20 SkillsUSA competitors so they could attend the 2011 National Competition in Kansas City. Each of them had already proven their ability to be the best in their skill by winning gold medals in their individual state competitions. You…

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Success Story: Joyce Nelson, 2013 SkillsUSA Scholarship Recipient

A Thank You Note from Joyce: Dear Mr. Rowe: I want to thank you for providing me with the opportunity to apply for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation Scholarship. Once I received the email stating that I had won, I felt relieved because I knew we would have the funding to go to Kansas City. You understand…

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Success Story: Adam Wange, 2014 AED Scholarship Recipient

My name is Adam Wange and I chose to focus my education in the equipment technology field because of my lifelong interest in the heavy equipment and trucking industry. It has a high rate of job satisfaction, versatility of job placement, high rates of pay and good benefits. I have always been mechanically inclined and…

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