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Parade Magazine: Guest Post “Skilled Help Wanted and Needed”

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Guest post by Mike Rowe, host of TV’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It and the founder of mikeroweWORKS, a campaign designed to reinvigorate the skilled trades.  The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is astonishing. Currently, 5.6 million jobs are vacant. At a time when millions of capable people are unemployed, millions of good jobs…


Largest Home Services Provider Starts New Partnership with Television Personality and Skilled Trades Supporter Mike Rowe

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New partnership announced today to empower future HVAC techs, plumbers and electricians. Brands commit to donating $100,000 in scholarships to mikeroweWORKS Foundation LAS VEGAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky® electric, part of the Direct Energy family of brands, announced today, at their annual convention…


Joey R. Green 2014 mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient

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We recently received an email from Joey, he wanted to share with us a blog his wife wrote about their family and the beginning of his new career.  We wish the Green family all the best! The Importance & Need for Skilled Trade Workers Team Green Rocks Until my husband decided to go school at…


Michael Hamrick 2014 Work Ethic Scholarship Recipient

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We received this update from Michael’s proud mom: He completes his Maintenance Electricity & Construction Technology program at Triangle Technical Institute, Erie, PA this Friday, February 6, 2015 ! We are so proud of him and how well he has done. We sincerely appreciate the generosity shown by Mike Rowe, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation , and…


Year End Bobblehead Frenzy

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I just got off the phone with my Dad. He asked me what was new, and I told him someone just bought the very first Mike Rowe Bobblehead. “What’s a Bobblehead?” he asked. “It’s a little statue,” I explained, “with an oversized head that bobs and wiggles around on a spring. They’re collectible.” “What’s the…


Thank You from 2014 mrWF Scholarship Recipient Jon Block

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mrWF Work Ethic Scholarship recipient Jon Block is on the road to becoming a Diesel Mechanic Tech and he was nice enough to send us this thank you. Here is an excerpt from the essay he wrote to us when he applied for the scholarship. I have chosen to pursue a career in the diesel…