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Metaphoric Toilet & the Widening Skills Gap – Hot Under The Blue Collar – Part 1

HUTBC - Mike Rowe and Chuck at HQBad news. The toilet at mikeroweWORKS World Headquarters is overflowing with the most disgusting assortment of excrement I’ve ever stumbled upon, and that’s saying something. The clogs in question are a metaphorical miasma of myths and misperceptions responsible for America’s ever-widening skills gap. I’m doing what I can to debunk these odorous turds, and I could use your help.

If you’re bored, (and even if you’re not,) please give this short video a quick look. If you like it, (and even if you don’t,) please share the snot out of it. My hope is to start a conversation between kids, guidance counselors, and well-intended parents who still believe a “good job” requires a four-year degree. If you haven’t heard, college graduates now hold 1.3 trillion dollars of student debt. Meanwhile, our country has millions of skilled jobs that remain unfilled, the majority of which require training – not a four-year degree.

Part of the problem is awareness – people simply don’t know these opportunities exist, or how well many of them pay. Perhaps these videos will help correct that. But that won’t happen without a courtesy flush from all my like-minded friends. So please, give this thing a glance. Then, crack a window, light a match, and pass it on.

Many thanks.
Mike

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Hot Under The Blue Collar, Part 5
Hot Under The Blue Caller, Part 6
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