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How Do We Fix The Skills Gap?

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Mike joins Richard Davies and Jim Meigs of “How Do We Fix It” on their weekly podcast that searches for solution to problems we all face.  This week’s episode (#18) talks about a subject he is well versed in ~ the skills gap. Listen to the podcast HERE.


Detroiter Magazine: Work Hard and Work Smart

By Dawson Bell Mike Rowe redefines how Americans view skilled trades Mike Rowe is familiar to most Americans as the longtime host of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel and, more recently, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” on CNN. These shows take you inside the livelihoods of people who make the world work. Known for his…


The Skills Gap is Real – I Told You So

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When I’m right, I try not to gloat. I try not to say, “I told you so.” I try not to leap upon my high horse and point to a set of facts are slowly becoming harder and harder to dispute. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s difficult, and sometimes it’s just impossible. So – if…


ENTREPRENEUR: Filling the Skills Gap and Doing Social Good

Entrepreneur - Skills Gap and Doing Social Good - Mike Rowe

ENTREPRENEUR Jason Fell For Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, business sometimes comes down to two positions: mercenary or missionary. Before your mind gets trapped in the gutter, let Rowe explain. “By missionary position I mean doing something decent but not founding your entire businesss on it,” he says in an interview with Entrepreneur. Because, of…


New Michigan Skilled Trades Initiative

MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — Mike Rowe made dirty jobs look cool. Can he do the same for the tool and die industry? The state today at the Mackinac Policy Conference announced a partnership with Rowe and his foundation, mikeroweWORKS, to produce videos that show students skilled trades are sustainable, good career paths. Rowe’s videos, targeted…


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…