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A Vanishing Breed


Sent to mrWF by Tim B. My family owns a small machine shop in Cleveland, Ohio. My father started it in 1973 and it has provided a job for machinists and machine operators for over 40 years. There have been a lot of ups and downs for the manufacturing industry in America in those 40…


2014 mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship Finalists

The Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America to offer the 2014 mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship. TheĀ  scholarship is not limited to a particular school or trade but is available to any qualified individual who is enrolled or about to be enrolled in an approved technical or vocational-related program. Finalists have been notified by email…


UTI and mrWF Award $1 Million in Scholarships

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI), the leading provider of post-secondary education for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation (MRW) today announced the winners of the MRW/UTI Scholarship Program. In total, 33 enrolled students will receive full-tuition scholarships…


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

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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