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New Video Series Teaching Michigan Students About The Skilled Trades

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Mike Rowe is known for getting dirty. The host of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” (and formerly of “Dirty Jobs”) is getting behind the camera to engage middle and high school students and show them opportunities in the skilled trades in Michigan. If you wonder “why the skilled trades, and why Mike Rowe?” here’s a little…


My Path through the Skilled Trades

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We received this letter from Caterpillar employee Steve Dougherty. Mr. Rowe, I’m sitting in a hotel room right now after a week of impressively intense work at a few customer sites near Gillette Wyoming. I’m not from Wyoming, in fact this is the first time I’ve ever been here. I grew up in a small…


U.S. NEWS: Scared of Student Debt

A college education is not for everyone and the opportunities out there in the skilled trades are just as important to improving the American economy and most importantly your bank account. Debt loads are preventing young entrepreneurs from starting businesses, which is terrifying for the economy. By Jean Card Former Gov. Mitch Daniels’ commentary in…


artofmanliness.com: How to Start a Career in the Trades

This article might come from the “Art of Manliness” website but it has great information for men and women wanting to go into the skilled trades. Be sure to check out other articles in the “Reviving Blue Collar Work” series too. By Jeremy Anderberg Sometimes I wonder what life would be like without the Internet….