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mrW/MTI Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Devin Stoops

Devin Stoops - mti scholarship spotlight

As submissions continue to roll in for the 2014-2015 mrWF/MTI Scholarship Program, we wanted to reach out to last year’s program winners and touch base with them as they begin their workforce training. During the next few months, we’ll publish a series of Q&A’s with previous winners as they update us on their coursework and…


MTI Interviews mikeroweWORKS Foundation President Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan MTI

You Have to Start Somewhere In a little less than three months, the number of submissions for this year’s mrWF/MTI Scholarship Program has far exceeded all of last year’s total, clocking in at more than 1,800 entries. To discover the possible reasons behind this surge, MTI reached out to mikeroweWORKS Foundation President Mary Sullivan to discuss what she sees…


First Class of Mike Rowe Scholarship Winners Begins at MTI

MTI Scholarship Recipients 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The first students to be named winners of last year’s inaugural mrWF/MTI Scholarship Program began their coursework last month at Midwest Technical Institute’s Springfield, Ill. campus. Launched in 2013 in collaboration with the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, the program embodies MTI’s mission to provide students with the hands-on, skills-based training necessary to compete in…


mikeroweWORKS Turns 6 and 176 Students Are Going to Have Wonderful Lives in 2014

small mike rowe mrw turns six

Howdy As some of you know, I have a small foundation called mikeroweWORKS. It began six years ago on this day. Since then, things have since gotten progressively and delightfully out of hand. The purpose of mikeroweWORKS is to encourage more people to pursue job opportunities that actually exist – specifically, opportunities that require the…


mrW Joins Forces with USA Science & Engineering Festival on Pioneering Skilled Trades Pavilion

  Effort will highlight STEM’s massive impact on vocational education and careers The USA Science & Engineering Festival (www.USAScienceFestival.org) is pleased to announce that mikeroweWORKS (mikeroweworks.com) will be hosting the “mikeroweWORKS Pavilion” at this year’s Festival (Washington, D.C.; April 25-27, 2014). Today’s trade careers are being driven by hardworking, technologically-skilled workers and one of the…


Is There a Zombie in Your House?


Psychologically, the journey from TV host to brain-dead zombie is a fairly short one. Physically, though, the transformation requires time, skill and a lot of hard work. I learned this firsthand from Toby Sells, a talented special-effects artist who turned me into a soulless corpse for an episode of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe back…