ARE YOU PROFOUNDLY DISCONNECTED®?
* A trillion dollars in student loans.
* Record high unemployment.
* Three million good jobs that no one seems to want.
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation started the Profoundly Disconnected® campaign to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success. The Skills Gap is here, and if we don’t close it, it’ll swallow us all. Which is a long way of saying, we could use your help…
HOT UNDER THE BLUE COLLAR,
I just glanced down at the cracked screen on my ancient iPhone, and beheld the most sarcastic headline in the history of modern journalism. COLLEGE WON’T TRAIN YOU FOR A JOB, AND THAT’S JUST FINE
mrW & MTI
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation and Midwest Technical Institute are pleased to announce the 2016-17 MRW/MTI Scholarship Program for graduating high school seniors.
NATIONAL REVIEW – STOP ‘CHERRY-PICKING ONE FORM OF EDUCATIONWhy ‘the world is full of very happy septic-tank cleaners and miserable investment bankers.
WSJ: DEBUNKING “FREE COLLEGE FOR ALL”A very smart man named James Piereson has not only written an excellent article in The Wall St. Journal debunking a few of the many flaws in “free college for all,” he has quoted yours truly not once, but twice.
PRAGER U: DON’T FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONHere’s a great bit of advice for any graduate. Watch, as Mike Rowe delivers this years commencement address for PragerU.
FORBES: DISPELLING 5 DAMAGING MYTHS ABOUT BLUE COLLAR LABORThis is an article over at Forbes, and the writer – Kathy Caprino – is doing a great job of promoting jobs that actually exist.
CHECK OUT WHAT
Are you buying what we’re selling? You should be, we’ve got great stuff and all the proceeds help pay for scholarships. Check out the merchandise HERE
WANT A JOB?Check here to see what our partners have available.
MIKE’S TESTIMONY FOR THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES
Mike testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources to discuss “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Skilled Trade Workers” See what he had to say here.
FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS STORIES
mrWF is making a difference. Check out the “Faces of the Foundation” get inspired to start your own career in the skilled trades.
MTI INTERVIEWS mrWF PRESIDENT
You Have to Start Somewhere – MTI talks to mikeroweWORKS Foundation President Mary Sullivan about the foundation and more.
MIKE WROTE A BOOK!? LISTEN TO HIM READING THE PREFACE!
Yep. He finally did it. And it’s a real page turner. True, there’s only one page but it’s a ZINGER of a page. Hear Mike read the preface, and buy the book!
EAGLE SCOUT LETTER
Mike has written a letter and will personalize and sign it for any Eagle Scout out there who requests it. HERE is where you find out how to receive yours.