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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…

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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…

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U.S. Workforce Has a Skills Gap

Such Jobs Were Available Even During Great Recession By KP Whaley Wisconsin Public Radio – NPR As older workers retire, manufacturers in Wisconsin and around the country are struggling to find those who can fill skilled trade jobs. And according to Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” show, we have ourselves…

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Mike Talks about the Value of Learning a Skilled Trade

Career Advice by Mike Rowe

Mike opens up on pay, public office and the ‘skills gap’ “I’d love to see every hard worker paid handsomely, including teachers.” ~ Mike Rowe (CNN) — Between Mike Rowe’s television work and his philanthropic efforts with the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, Rowe holds true to one central passion: tipping his hat to those who…

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Dubiski Career High School & Holt Cat doing their part to Close the Skills Gap

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Spent yesterday in Grand Prairie Texas, just outside Dallas. There’s a trade school there called Dubiski. They train kids for jobs that actually exist, and they are without question one of the best facilities I’ve ever seen. Nearby, there’s a Cat Dealership called Holt. As many of you know, Cat has supported my efforts with…

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