Page 1 of 2 Previous | Next 
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Electrician] Meet Susan: Current Scholar, Future Electrician
    In Susan’s small town in Northern California, there is no qualified, licensed electrician to serve the community. Soon after, Susan was inspired to pursue her Sustainable Technology certificate so that she could become the electrician her town needs. mrW Guest Blog electrician Jeannette Rankin's Women Scholarship Fund mendocino college sustainable technologyBy Molly Berg. Public Relations. Jeannette Rankin Scholarship Fund. When Susan joined Women Working, a group for women in field trades, she was motivated to begin her own trade career in construction and landscaping.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Electrician] CareerBuilder Quiz – Are You Smart Enough To Be An Electrician?
    This quiz should not be the total determining factor on whether you should become an electrician but it might give you some idea of what you will be learning if you do decide to enter the field. Take the following quiz to determine if you have what it takes to be an electrician. Additional Trade Resources Job Site Jobs careerbuilder electrician maintenance electrician practice examBy CareerBuilder. Of the many modern luxuries we take for granted – and there are many – few are as underappreciated as electricity. life without electricity is difficult to fathom. proton.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Electrician] Becoming an Electrician – The Desire to Learn Leads to Finding Jobs Satisfaction
    Are you interested in becoming an electrician? We asked Alex Tufts of Anchorage, AK who is an electrician and has been working for the last few years for Raven Electric about his experiences.  When did you first decide to become an electrician? first decided to become an electrician after I did a job shadow of an electrical contractor in the town where I grew up. looked through a list of jobs that were suggestions and chose electrician, as that sounded interesting. What special skills you should have to become an electrician? haven’t had one mentor.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Electrician] Apprenticeships Help Women Find Their Place in the Trades
    Fox, an electrician, lives and works in Prince Albert. ” She also grew up looking to her older sister, an electrician and owner of Regal Electric in Moose Jaw and other family in skilled trades. Upon graduating high school, at the age of 17, she started apprenticing as an electrician under a local business. Fox said that she learned a lot from fellow electricians while under apprenticeship. “I was very impacted by the electricians I worked with,” she said. More women achieving success through apprenticeship. By Alanna Adamko.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Electrician] mrW 100 Top Trade Jobs
    HAPPY LABOR DAY EVERYBODY! Just in time to celebrate Labor Day a list about labor. The mrW 100 Trade Jobs list is about the unsung “stars” of our society? That would be all those hard working men and women toiling away in the trades. Not a day that goes by when we shouldn’t all thank them and remember what they do to make our lives much easier and set the bar for a great standard of living. There is no special order to the rankings. FYI: I left off #100. That’s for you to fill in just in case we missed something on the original go round… Enjoy! — Meyer. I embalm people.”
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
    [Electrician] Electrical News – The Industry’s Choice for News
    Additional Trade Resources Job Site electrical news electrician jobs electriciansGet global, Pacific Southwest, Rocky Mountain, Pacific Northwest, Midwest, Northeast and Southeast industry news.  Check out the videos, product, job listings and more – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Electrician] Independent Electricial Contractors (IEC) Workforce Training
    Apprenticeships Education Job Site Jobs National Resources Tool Shed electrical contractors electrician apprenticeships journeymen training state electrical licenseWorkforce Training takes center stage as apprentices, journeymen, and foremen receive comprehensive training that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. The programs help to develop qualified and productive employees and are offered, in most cases, through IEC chapter training centers. Department of Labor and are recognized by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Electrician] If Everyone knew a Steelworker
    The Office Tool Shed Work is Not the Enemy electrician manufacturing skilled trades steelworkerThis article comes  from appealdemocrat.com by Connie Shultz. We’re hearing a lot these days about how to unravel the mysteries of the foods we eat and why this matters. Farmers markets are sprouting like weeds in cities around the country. First lady Michelle Obama has become America’s first gardener, too, touting tomatoes tended in White House soil and promoting a new book about healthy eating. wish we had this same growing awareness about manufacturing. He made electricity.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
    [Electrician] The First Four Years Are The Hardest…
    Pig farmers, electricians, plumbers, bridge painters, jam makers, blacksmiths, brewers, coal miners, carpenters, crab fisherman, oil drillers…they all tell me the same thing over and over, again and again – our country has become emotionally disconnected from an essential part of our workforce.  Dear Governor Romney, My name is Mike Rowe and I own a small company in California called mikeroweWORKS. Currently, mikeroweWORKS is trying to close the country’s skills gap by changing the way Americans feel about Work.  I know, right? Ambitious.) First things first. It still is.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Electrician] Mike Rowe’s Oral Testimony to the Senate Commerce Committee
    His name was Carl Knobel, and he made his living in Baltimore as a Master Electrician. Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison and members of this committee, my name is Mike Rowe, and I want to thank you all very much for the opportunity to testify before you today. I’m here today because of my Grandfather. He was also a plumber, a mechanic, a mason, and a carpenter. Everyone knew him as a jack-of-all-trades. knew him as a magician. For most of his life, my grandfather woke up clean and came home dirty. Some days he might re-shingle a roof. Or rebuild a motor. big one.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2012
    [Electrician] 1st Annual Master Craftsmen Awards
    Education The Office Tool Shed Work is Not the Enemy builders carpentry construction electricians go build georgia masonry master craftsmen metal work PlumbingOn November 1st, Tricia Pridemore, Executive Director of The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, attended Featherbone’s 1st Annual M aster Craftsmen Awards at Lanier Technical College in Gainesville. The Awards Ceremony and Forum acknowledged 10 incredible men who are masters of their respective skilled trade. Read the complete article and more at Go Build Georgia – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2012
    [Electrician] A Turkey Without a Pardon
    Carl Knobel was an electrician by trade, but so much more. It never fails. Whenever Dirty Jobs goes off the air for a few months, people start to wonder if the show has been canceled. Rumors begin to swirl, and questions about the show’s future fill my inbox. Over the years it’s been my pleasure to assure anxious fans that Dirty Jobs is coming back for another season. And indeed, we always have. Alas, this year, I’m afraid I cannot dispel the rumors. few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase. One I like to call, “permanent hiatus.” Thank you.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Electrician] Why “Work Smart, Not Hard” is the Worst Advice in the World
    Mostly, I remember hundreds of men and women who loved their jobs and worked their butts off: welders, mechanics, electricians, plumbers. 'Work smarter, not harder? Don’t tell it to Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe , who meets some of the hardest-working people in America. In fact, he argues , that mantra is the opposite of the attitude we need to beat this lousy economy. When I was 17 my high school guidance counselor tried to talk me into going on to earn a four-year degree. Underneath, the text read: Work Smart NOT Hard. “Mike, look at these two guys,” Mr. Dunbar said.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Electrician] Become-An-Electrician.com « mikeroweWORKS
    mikeroweWORKS mrW Tradesmen The Tool Shop Education Financial Aid « Back Become-An-Electrician.com How To Become An Electrician Learn about apprenticeship program Become-An-Electrician.com talks about military options, Electrician unions like International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), State sponsored electrical programs, online electrician schools and even a bookstore. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse YOUR TRADE RESOURCE FOR GETTING THE JOB DONE. Find out about guidelines, apprenticeships, news, training, programs and more.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Electrician] Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP) is Hiring
    Job Site Jobs cnc machinging electricians maintenance repair manufacturing weldingWRTP/BIG STEP is hiring. Youth Service Liaison. We are currently hiring a Youth Service Liaison to be part of the WRTP/BIG STEP team. Click here for full job description and application instructions. Employment Opportunities in Manufacturing! We will be conducting interviews for the following positions: CNC Machining, Welding, Maintenance Repair, and Electronic Assembly. If interested and qualified, please submit resume and complete application to WRTP/BIG STEP. Find more information - HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Electrician] From June/July/August Issue of Pride and a Paycheck: We’re Here to Stay!
    This article comes from the current issue of Pride and a Paycheck - Women’s Guide to Blue Collar Jobs by electrician, Joanna Perry-Kujala. knew he was an electrician which meant he worked with electricity. qualified electrician must be needed to use that machine. Job Site Women in the Trades blue call jobs electrician pride and a paycheck sue doro tradeswomen women electriciansEvery now and then I encounter children either on the job or dressed in my work clothes. When they hear my voice or see that I am a. woman their curious little gazes follow me.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011
    [Electrician] Here's to those who work for a living « mikeroweWORKS
    Even Mike Rowe’s own grandfather — whose blue-collar work ethic as a steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber inspired the grandson — advised young Mike to “get a different toolbox.” The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN. farmers have to a rock star in their corner is Mike Rowe, the creator of the Discovery Channel’s series, Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe. There’s no stand-in; he really does the dirty jobs the shows portray, and he has the scars to prove it. And hard work is a good thing. Make that better than OK.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
    [Electrician] Tradesmen Deserve Their Day
    Whether an auto mechanic, roofer, bricklayer, plumber, electrician or carpenter — for their efforts, I am eternally grateful. National Tradesmen Day is coming up September 16th and as Ross Porter, president of IRWIN Tools states in this article from The Tennessean saying ‘thank you’ and showing appreciation to those skilled tradesmen who keep America running is a great idea and it is about time. Tradesmen deserve their day in the sun. Too seldom do we appreciate America’s tradesmen. When do we say “thanks” to the tradesmen who build America and keep it running?
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Electrician] Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) University and IEC ECampus
    Education National Resources Tool Shed electrical contractors electricians independent electrical contractorsIEC’s commitment to providing outstanding education and training services to the electrical contracting industry is the foundation upon which all other IEC programs are based. IEC University provides management education opportunities to improve member companies productivity and profitability. Electrical Project Management Institute. Management & Continuing Education Guide. Management & Coninuing Education Guide. Learn more about the programs – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Electrician] Career Tech Works For Mike Rowe
    Careers as welders, construction workers, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, machinists, and many other types of skilled laborers can rewarding, respectable and well-paying jobs. Careers as welders, construction workers, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, machinists, and many other types of skilled laborers can rewarding, respectable and well-paying jobs. Skilled labor is vital to America’s economy, but there just aren’t enough trained workers. Skilled labor is vital to America’s economy, but there just aren’t enough trained workers. He’s a regular guy.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
    [Electrician] Should You Build or Should You Go? The Best States for a Construction Job
    Electrician: Electricians are needed to wire multi-family units and require an understanding of how to run standard power distribution systems to lights and other electrical outlets in apartments. Economy Job Site Other Resources The Office building construction construction jobs electrician Jobs millworkBy Derek Singleton. ERP Analyst, Software Advice. Finding a construction job may be getting easier–at least in some states. June 2012 report by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) identified 20 states that are adding construction jobs.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Electrician] Alaska Works Partnership, Inc. – Women in The Trades
    Women in the Trades women carpenters women electricians women in constructionANCHORAGE. Alaska Works Partnership is offering Women in the Trades construction training in Anchorage. The course will provide participants hands-on training in: ?Electrical. Electrical. ?Carpentry. Carpentry. ?Construction Construction Truck Driving. ?Scaffolding. Scaffolding. ?Additional Additional training in health, safety, and career readiness. Participants will need to fill out a registration form (see link below) and also provide the following: ?Resume. Resume. ?WorkKeys
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
    [Electrician] Sought-After Skilled Trade Jobs
    Electrician. The training: Light up your career by becoming an electrician. Apprentices usually earn between 30 and 50 percent of the rate paid to fully trained electricians, with wages gradually increasing. number of vocational-technical schools offer electrician training. Licensing 411: If you want to be an electrician, you’ll need to be licensed. Job Site Jobs Tool Shed auto mechanic aviation maintenance builders construction electricians HVAC mechanics plumbersIn-Demand Skilled Trade Jobs And How To Get ‘Em. By Dawn Papandrea. Aol Jobs.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Electrician] Jobs that Deserve a Second Look
    Jobs career builder correctional officer dential hygienist electrician funeral director garbage collector msn plumbers truck driverThese jobs might be tough but they have their perks and should be considered when looking for a rewarding career. jobs you shouldn’t overlook. By Alina Dizik , Special to CareerBuilder. Some jobs can have negative stigmas, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give them a second glance when you’re conducting your search. To retain employees, many careers with negative stigmas offer better-than-usual incentives to draw in job seekers.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Electrician] Go Build Georgia: Students participate in 45th Annual Wiring Career Development Event
    Education The Office Tool Shed electric membership corporations electricians FFA go build go build georgia wiring career developmentGeorgia’s 41 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), in cooperation with Georgia Agricultural Education and the Georgia FFA hosted the 45th annual statewide FFA/EMC Wiring Career Development Event on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the FFA/FCCLA Center in Covington. The competition was open to all Georgia FFA members in grades 9-12. They then developed the plans for an electrical wiring contest back in the 1960s which has since grown into a statewide program.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Electrician] U.S. Unemployment: Three Million Jobs are Waiting to be Filled
    There is also a growing need for tradesmen, such as auto mechanics, appliance repairmen, plumbers, electricians and more. 'By Frank Marchant , Associate Editor. Money Morning. There is another side to the U.S. unemployment problem: Believe it or not, there are three million jobs going unfilled. Employers can’t seem to find the right match for more than 200,000 manufacturing jobs alone. The transportation, utilities and trades sectors have almost half a million jobs open, waiting for the right applicant. These positions are for vocational or skilled workers, who are in short supply.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
    [Electrician] Survey of High School Students Reveals Careers in the Skilled Trades are at Bottom of the List
    Elyria, Ohio—A recent survey by RIDGID , a leading supplier of professional grade tools, reveals that a scant six percent of high school students hope to have a future career in the skilled trades—defined as plumbers, carpenters, electricians, heating, ventilation or air conditioning installers, or repair people. Education Jobs Work is Not the Enemy carpenters electricians plumbers professional grade tools repair people skilled tradesA RIDGID Survey Reveals Top and Bottom Career Paths. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2014 the U.S. m one of a dying breed.”.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Electrician] Mechanical Business Magazine – Down & Dirty with Mike Rowe
    “In a world where you can’t get a plumber, electrician or a good contractor to come to your home to help you do a thing for a reasonable amount of money, that’s the place we get to right before we flick the switch and the lights don’t go on.” ” But he doesn’t think that plumbers and electricians preaching to young people will do much to change how students feel about the trades, and to get them to consider trades training among their options as their high school careers transition to post-secondary training. Mike is the first U.S.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
    [Electrician] Good pay, interesting work and apprenticeships draw women to skilled trades
    Beautician to electrician,” Angela Rivers quipped, when reflecting on her career change. At age 49, she’s gearing up for a second career — one where she makes $23 per hour (plus benefits), at entry level, while learning to be an electrician. Many women are realizing the appeal of the skilled trades – whether it is for better pay or primarily job satisfaction, either way the career path is widening when it comes to career choices. By Lora Shinn. Special to NWjobs. It was totally awesome,” she says of the training and hands-on experience. Read the complete article here.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Electrician] Mike and Sherry Holmes Help Change the Face of the Skilled Trades Through Pride & Hardwork
    wanted people to feel proud when they said they worked as welders, framers, plumbers, carpenters or electricians. Mike Holmes, from HGTV’s Holmes on Homes and Holmes Inspection writes about the importance of the skilled trades and how proud he is of his son and daughter joining him in the business. Mike’s daughter Sherry entering the trades is helping to show other women that there is room for them  and that it is  an excellent way to make a living and have pride in what you do. Respecting the trades builds a better future. By Mike Holmes. For POSTMEDIA NEWS.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
    [Electrician] Skilled Manual Trades – More Evidence of the Worker Shortages.
    According to the 2009 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey, among the most difficult jobs to fill in North America are those of the skilled manual trades, with electricians, carpenters/joiners, and welders as the most in-demand employees. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN. Highly-Skilled Workforce is Necessary for America’s 21st Century Manufacturing Despite the shaky economy, scores of American manufacturers are reporting a dire need for skilled labor. Industry surveys reinforce this claim. Click here to cancel reply.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Electrician] Women in Construction – What’s It Really Like?
    NEW graduates are working as carpenters, electricians, ironworkers, laborers, plumbers and operating engineers. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in the construction industry? There are jobs in the construction trades, there are educational and employment programs to help get you there. The Huffington Post’s blog focuses on the stories of women working in the construction field in New York City. Day in the Life of a Woman in Construction — 20 Questions for Women in Construction. By Amy A. Peterson. Huffington Post. Hard Hats. Strong Women. Sanding walls.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Electrician] Second Annual National Tradesmen Day Set for Sept. 21
    America’s tradesmen are electricians, plumbers, welders, drywall installers, framers, masons, carpenters, auto mechanics, and more. From: Remodeling magazine. By Lauren Hunter. After success at their inaugural event in September 2011, Irwin Tools is once again sponsoring National Trademen Day. Marked on the third Friday of September, National Tradesmen Day celebrates and thanks the hardworking men and women who help build America and keep it running. At Irwin, recognizing the efforts of America’s tradesmen is part of our brand’s DNA,” says vice president of marketing Curt Weber.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011
    [Electrician] How To Make A Billion Dollars
    Go watch an electrician work. If you want to learn how to fix pipes you learn from a plumber. Want to install wiring in a home? You get the idea. The best approach to work is to learn from those who have already gained experience in the field. It stands to reason than if we want a billion dollars (and who doesn’t) we should learn from the billionaires. Now, there is a whole slew of get-rich-by-next-week books out there. As it turns out, perennial interviewer Barbara Walters recently sat down with a bunch of billionaires. See how many you can scratch off your list: 1. Got bills to pay?
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Electrician] EPA Regulations Create Jobs. Wait. What?
    They provide well-paying jobs to engineers, electricians, pipefitters, boilermakers, millwrights and iron workers. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: Depending on which side of the political spectrum you happen to be, the Environmental Protection Agency is either a necessary watchdog to insure the air we breathe and the water we drink stay clean OR a nuisance of laborious regulations that kill jobs. Quite the spectrum there. This is why the following press release caught my eye. Shouldn’t that be the real dividing line for any rule or regulation: Does it create or kill a job?
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
    [Electrician] ‘Go Build Georgia’ Campaign Tour Continues
    From welders to truck drivers and electricians to pipefitters, there are currently fewer people qualified to fill those positions than there are people retiring from them. So this March the campaign really kicks off with a media campaign through newspaper advertisements, radio commercials and other strategies to raise public awareness of Georgia’s need for carpenters, electricians, line workers, welders, machinists, truck drivers, masonry workers and all other skilled workers people can’t become just by going to college for four years. The tour, which kicked off Feb.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Electrician] Vocational education advocates battle ‘enormous’ prejudices
    Electricians, construction managers, dental hygienists, police officers, paralegals and other “middle skill&# workers can all earn a significant premium over college graduates by going through relatively short certificate programs. Mike Rowe and others are elevating the importance of vocational education and speaking about the need to fill ‘shovel ready’ jobs. By Liz Goodwin. Mike Rowe, the host of the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs,&# may seem like an unlikely voice in the country’s contentious debate on the public education system. In April, only 4.5
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
    [Electrician] 2011 mrW 100
    HAPPY LABOR DAY EVERYBODY! This lists is about the unsung “stars” of our society? That would be all those hard working men and women toiling away in the trades. Not a day that goes by when we shouldn’t all thank them and remember what they do to make our lives much easier. MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY: Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or not you have to appreciate the job that members of the clergy do. They are in essence on call 24/7. They are the one person who almost always have to work when the rest of us have days off. That’s got to be emotionally draining on so many levels.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
    [Electrician] Career Transitions – Consider Working with your Hands and Heart.
    At the top of the “most wanted list” are technicians, machinists, electricians and other trade professionals, and nurses, with hundreds of other hands-on jobs across all sectors requiring qualifications rounding out the wish list. John Ratzenberger might be best known as Cliff Clavin from Cheers or Hamm the Piggy Bank from the Toy Story series, but his latest role could be his most important – Mr. Ratzenberger has become one of the leading advocates for letting people know about the manufacturing crisis in America. By John Ratzenberger. Aol Jobs. My friend Matthew B.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
    [Electrician] Help Wanted: In Unexpected Twist, Some Skilled Jobs Go Begging
    Union Pacific struggles to find enough electricians who have worked with diesel engines. But when the railroad had openings for diesel electricians earlier this year, it took Ms. Mr. Bouley had climbed utility poles and towers, and Mr. Phillips was certified as a journeyman electrician, an especially hard skill to find. By Ben Casselman. The Wall Street Journal. DENVER—Ferrie Bailey’s job should be easy: hiring workers amid the worst stretch of unemployment since the Depression. recruiter for Union Pacific Corp., THE LONG HAUL. Pay levels provide evidence. AAR Corp.,
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012
    [Electrician] I Have Seen the Future of Manufacturing
    Apparently, German electricians are better at putting the plugs where the plans specify. This article by Paul Downs is part one in the series from The New York Times , Small Business ~ You’re the Boss. So I spent a week in Germany, touring a factory that makes conference tables and office chairs. have been working with this company, which I’ll call Company G, for almost a year now. The head of its North American operations called me last June, out of the blue, to ask whether we might be interested in doing custom work and some short run production for them. It was a disaster.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Electrician] Maryland returns to a tried and true training method – Apprenticeships
    Many are trainee electricians, plumbers and carpenters. This article by Jamie Smith Hopkins from The Baltimore Sun reports on new programs using an old way of training – apprenticeships. Read on how apprenticeships are being brought up-to-date for the 21st century workforce. Maryland looks to reintroduce apprenticeships. To train the workforce of the future, Maryland is hoping to sell high-tech employers and companies in other growth industries on a millennia-old solution. Apprenticeship. Construction contractors think the model works well. The U.S. Read the complete article here.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Electrician] Get ready to get dirty
    He only made it to the eighth grade, but with hard work and training, my granddad became a plumber, a mechanic, a mason, a carpenter and a Master Electrician. By MIKE ROWE. Once again, my filthy resume seems to have qualified me to weigh in on a matter for which I have no real expertise but a great deal of enthusiasm. Despite persistently high unemployment rates, our country now faces a pressing need for more skilled workers. Today, the Senate has invited me to share my theory as to why. will tell them instead about my grandfather. Most people knew Carl Knobel as a jack of all trades.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2010
    [Electrician] 2010 mrW 100
    You can have a wonderfully built house, wired by the best electrician in town, filled with all the most carefully assembled gadgets, highest definition TVs and newest shiniest appliances money (or credit) can buy but a thunderstorm or nasty ice storm or tornado or even worse, a hurricane, decides to make your town a target and leave you and your family in the den, huddled together around a fruity scented candle as your only source of warmth and light, and these guys become Super Heroes. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 7, 2012
    [Electrician] 2012 National Team Works Competition at SkillsUSA
    Some still shots & time lapse of 2012 National Team Works Competition @ Skills USA – 42 Teams of 4 (a plumber, an electrician, a mason & a framer) work to complete a washroom in 2 days. Video by mrW Tradesmen & SLS Construction owner Sean Lintow Sr. Click here to watch the video. Education Giving Back Job Site Mike's Videos Teachers The Office Tool Shed national team works competition sean lintow SkillsUSA sls construction
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Electrician] Go Build: Register on Go Build Alabama site to get jump on new career
    Registering on Go Build Alabama offers lots of advantages to someone considering an in-demand occupation such as construction electrician, carpenter, plumber or pipe-fitter. Building a career in an industry that’s projected to be one of Alabama’s fastest growing in coming years starts with a simple step: Register on the Go Build Alabama website. More than 6,200 people have already done so, giving them a head start on a future in Alabama’s construction industry – a bedrock industry that is on the lookout for new workers willing to learn a trade.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Electrician] The ITA Women in Trades Training Initiative Reaches Milestone of 1,500 Women in Training Programs on International Women’s Day
    These trailblazing women are embracing non-traditional careers, training to be plumbers, electricians, carpenters and sheet metal workers. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – March 1, 2012) – More women are discovering that a career in the skilled trades offers increased job satisfaction, independence, and higher pay. This news couldn’t come at a better time as B.C. is on the cusp of an economic boom and facing a skilled labour shortage of 160,000 workers by 2015. Read the complete press release – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Electrician] Henry Ford Community College: Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship
    Electrician/Commercial & Residential. Electrician/Industrial. The Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Division offers training programs for people employed in skilled industrial occupations (primarily the apprenticeable skilled trades) and for people interested in entry into skilled trades occupations. Established in cooperation with industry, these programs provide theoretical and practical knowledge and the competencies required to supplement on-the-job training. The Division offers a variety of curricula for apprenticeable and similarly skilled industrial occupations.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 5, 2013
    [Electrician] SkillsUSA & some guy named Mike Rowe… The recap
    The TeamWorks Event: Except for our PVC & copper plumbing pipe being sent to the wrong “Hall” and a few missing judges (shoot I had to play electrician this year) this was probably the smoothest I have seen everything run. 'This is my third year making it to SkillsUSA for the National Championships and I guarantee you it won’t be my last. To top that off the competitors this year were some of the most courteous that we have ever met. Click here to watch the video. Read more at SLS Construction & Building Solutions – HERE. mrW Guest Blog
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Electrician] A day in the life: ‘Dirty Jobs’ host Mike Rowe goes to Washington
    America needs to support skilled labor, Rowe says, first because America’s infrastructure needs welders, pavers, electricians and the like. Click here to watch the video. Since 2005, “Dirty Jobs&# host Mike Rowe has shown Discovery Channel viewers some of the worst – albeit essential – jobs needed to keep America running. Three years into the show, however, Rowe realized just getting dirty wasn’t enough. “We are at war with work,&# he says on a video that is still visible on the site.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Electrician] Help Punching the Green Time Clock
    If you are an engineer or electrician, you have lots of options. Energy is expanding rapidly, especially with the huge growth in natural gas, and energy audits and electrician jobs are growing with the increased focus on energy efficiency and related financial incentives. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: If your job prospects are a blank slate, you might as well go green. That seems to be the direction a lot of jobs are heading. In other words, plenty of opportunities to get dirty while you’re going green. TIPS FOR FINDING A GREEN JOB. In the D.C.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011
    [Electrician] Happy Tradesmen Day! September 16, 2011
    National Tradesmen Day is the perfect day to say ‘thanks’ to any type of tradesman, whether an auto mechanic, home builder, roofer, bricklayer, plumber, electrician, carpenter, woodworker or anyone who specializes in (or teaches) a skilled trade. You can also encourage students and young adults to consider apprenticing as a plumber, electrician, builder, bricklayer, or other trade. The people at Pro Tool Review offer their views on and thanks for  National Tradesmen Day. Irwin Tools has proven in the past that it’s all about the Tradesmen. Be grateful.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011
    [Electrician] Dirty Jobs and Ourselves, The People
    Rowe talked about his grandfather—a plumber, mechanic, electrician, a jack-of-all-trades, a magician—and how when his own toilet’s busted, he now just leaves a check on the table and never meets the plumber. There’s much that’s been remarkable about the experience, not least of which is hearing the guys (and they are all guys) we work with—the electricians, plumbers, granite counter-top installers, etc.—talk I have a buddy who asks if he can come with me on jobs,” one of the electricians told me once. Our Dirty Jobs, Ourselves. We’ve marginalized the trades, he argued.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Electrician] Go Build Alabama Works to Fill the Shortage of Apprentices
    In 2005 the Construction Labor Research Council warned that with many workers in the industry of an age when they would retire in the next decade, unless more apprentices were brought into construction there would be a severe shortage in skilled trades such as carpenters, electricians, pipefitters and welders. Go Build Alabama along with Mike Rowe and mikeroweWORKS.com are working to change the perception of the skilled trades.  Getting the word out that a career in the trades is not an alternative career, it is a good career and one that can offer a good future and wage.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
    [Electrician] An Artisan In The House…
    As the daughter of a master electrician who could ‘turn his hand’ to almost anything, I’ve taken skilled tradesmen for granted. When Dad came into our house with his tools, and John met him at the door in work clothes, I knew that amazing things were about to happen. It was as easy as that. Whether it was installing a new water line, screening around the front porch, or paneling on the stairway — I merely went about my life, and at the end of the day, the job was done to perfection. I would merely close my office door and emerge in a couple of hours to a new floor. This way?
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
    [Electrician] Home Building Boosts the Market, Et Al
    The Floridian enrolled in a program with the Home Builders Institute to train to become an electrician. “When the economy picks back up, people are gonna buy houses, and everyone needs an electrician,” Bowman explains. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: As I predicted watching the home building and home sales numbers is going to be a good indication of an improved economy. Sure enough, new home building for December was up 12% which shot the stock market through the roof today. Now family can share a home but have their own space. by Yuki Noguchi. — Meyer.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013
    [Electrician] Guideposts – Mike Rowe, Using the Tools God Gave Him
    He was a master electrician by trade but he could do pretty much anything. 'TV’s Mike Rowe idolized his grandfather. There was one problem—he could never be like him. Or could he? By Mike Rowe, San Francisco, California. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d make a living hosting and narrating TV shows. My plan was to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather, a man who worked with his hands, not his voice. man who avoided the spotlight. grew up outside Baltimore, Maryland. We were just a few miles from the city, but it felt like a whole different world. Dig a well. shrugged.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
    [Electrician] Go Build Georgia Celebrates Anniversary
    This includes positions for electricians, welders, CDL-certified drivers and construction managers. You go Go Build! Happy Anniversary! Go Build Georgia is celebrating its one year anniversary by looking back on 2012 and looking ahead to the future. Go Build Georgia launched on January 17, 2012 with one of the largest press conferences inside the Georgia capitol in over a decade. The plan was simple: to build a broad coalition of key stakeholders to address the availability of craft labor professionals in Georgia for future generations. Great work!
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Electrician] College Not the Only Path
    What we are seeing is a growth in demand for skilled workers, such as construction workers, plumbers and electricians,” he says. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: Reinforcing a common theme around these parts: Many high school grabs could be looking ahead at college for no other reason than a chance to finally live on their own. Ironically, that same goal can be accomplished if and when those same grads get a job. Technically, going off to college for four years really has you still living at home, albeit with a big break in between holidays. NO DEGREE? NO PROBLEM! Glaziers 34.7%.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
    [Electrician] Second Annual National Tradesmen Day Celebration Set for September 21, 2012
    National Tradesmen Day, held each year on the third Friday in September, is intended to be a day when the nation pauses to thank skilled workers like auto mechanics, roofers, bricklayers, plumbers, woodworkers, electricians, carpenters, etc. IRWIN Tools Invites the Nation to Honor “The Real Working Hands that Build America and Keep it Running Strong” HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The second annual National Tradesmen Day will be held on Friday, Sept. It’s vitally important that we say thanks.” About IRWIN Tools.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012
    [Electrician] Mining Workers Needed Down Under
    workers like licensed plumbers and electricians wanting to work in Australia need to be assessed onshore—a process that can take months between entry and starting work, Minister Bowen said. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: We’ve talked about moving from one city to another in search of a good job, but how about moving to a new country? Down in Australia there is a need for skilled workers, specifically skilled mining workers. The mining industry has always been a steady hire in this country so it would seem that there are plenty of folks who know the trade. The U.S. percent.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
    [Electrician] Queensland Flood Disaster, One Year On…
    There’s an increase in demand for all sorts of trades from plasterers to electricians, plumbers, tilers and the rest. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: Yes I really do have an inbox. And yes I really get mail. Case in point is this follow-up to the Queensland Flood Disaster provided by one of our own Watercooler contributors, Ali. We see the news play out in events like this and then go on with our lives but that doesn’t mean the work is over. Scars from a devastating disaster like this will linger for years; if not generations. Cheers. 18 lives were lost here.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Electrician] Tradesmen Deserve America’s Appreciation, and National Tradesmen Day is the Perfect Time to Say ‘Thanks’
    National Tradesmen Day is the perfect day to say ‘thank you’ to an auto mechanic, builder, roofer, bricklayer, plumber, electrician, carpenter, woodworker or anyone who specializes in or teaches a skilled trade. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On September 16, 2011, IRWIN® Tools hopes everyone celebrates and recognizes the talent and contributions tradesmen make to keep America productive and running strong on the inaugural National Tradesmen Day. Without them, America’s infrastructure and our way of life would come to a screeching halt. ’&#.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Electrician] An Investment in Vocational Education Pays Off with Successful Careers
    But what researchers at Harvard understand is that there is a growing “skills gap” in this country as tradesmen and women such as electricians, construction managers, steel workers, masons and more age and retire. Alabama is at the forefront in educating students and adults about the skills gap and the opportunities for good jobs and rewarding careers. Job hunting in 21st century. by Tim Alford. Special to The Star. Read more: Anniston Star – Job hunting in 21st century. Alabama’s youth have returned to school in the shadow of uncertainty. Read the complete article – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2010
    [Electrician] Alabama Construction Industry Launches Campaign to Combat Looming.
    Rowe said the national skills gap is the unintended consequence of society’s focus on the college degree and its devaluation of skilled trade jobs such as electricians, carpenters and plumbers. The largest portion of the anticipated shortage was in skilled trade jobs for commercial and industrial construction such as boilermakers, carpenters, equipment operators, electricians, insulation workers, pipefitters and welders. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN. “We don’t tell them that anymore.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
    [Electrician] Cleaning up ‘Dirty Jobs’
    America needs to support skilled labor, Rowe says, first because America’s infrastructure needs welders, pavers, electricians and the like. By the time he was 30, he was a master electrician, plumber, carpenter, mason, mechanic. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Since 2005, “Dirty Jobs&# host Mike Rowe has shown Discovery Channel viewers some of the worst — albeit essential — jobs needed to keep America running. Three years into the show, however, Rowe realized just getting dirty wasn’t enough. CNN: What’s really behind the rift? You know? He had to.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
    [Electrician] The Sydney Morning Herald – Digging the Dirt Down Under
    What would the world be like if electricians simply called in sick, or plumbers, or welders? 'April 18, 2013. Nathan Olivieri. Mike Rowe and his team have investigated the nasty jobs some Australians do. The eighth season of Dirty Jobs reflects a shift in focus to Australia. What prompted the move? It’s pretty simple, really: we ran out of work in the States [laughs]. We did 300 dirty jobs over eight years, we went to all 50 states, and we just got to the point where we had to change it up a little bit, to either make it bigger or smaller or more exotic.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
    [Electrician] Space Infrastructure Counts, Too
    “We have to be plumbers, electricians, construction engineers, or workers, on the space station, but at the same time running a laboratory, being scientists, being the best laboratory assistants we can be,” Marshburn told Space.com. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: A lot of infrastructure focus is firmly rooted in terra firma such as fixing our bridges, roads and tunnels. Throw in the electric grid, the sewer system and digital cable and you can see it’s a massive category. But infrastructure really knows no bounds. By Clara Moskowitz. ET (6:12 p.m.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Electrician] Professional Tradesmen Receive Much Deserved Appreciation on National Tradesmen Day
    National Tradesmen Day — initiated by IRWIN Tools in 2011 and held on the third Friday of September each year — is a day to say “thanks” to plumbers, electricians, roofers, auto mechanics and other skilled tradesmen who typically receive too little recognition for important work that keeps our nation running. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — From New York City to Dallas, Chicago to Charlotte and down to Key West, professional tradesmen are being honored in cities and towns across America today on National Tradesmen Day. About IRWIN Tools.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
    [Electrician] Are We Too Picky?
    Your hairdresser, mechanic, plumber and electrician won’t be outsourced to China. September 17, 2012. By Anne Zink - Author and Founder of AZtech Strategies, LLC. When I was sixteen I had knee surgery at the beginning of the summer. It was a rotten time of year to be in a cast that went from ankle to groin (this was the old days of 1980 before orthoscopic surgery). spent my days being an obnoxious whiny adolescent until my father declared I was healed enough to get to work. College tuition was looming, I couldn’t afford to take a summer off, he declared. No such luck.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Electrician] We Need Skilled People to Get the Jobs Done
    On any given day, the 16 Renys department stores throughout the state might need a truck mechanic, a skilled electrician, a plumber or an HVAC technician, he says. Jay Pinkerton, former shop teacher and now head of school at Lincoln Academy, says the school’s new applied technology center will serve students and the businesses that need skilled tradespeople. Bridging the skills gap. James McCarthy. John Reny, president of R.H. Reny Inc., happens to be in the retail business, but he cares deeply about the growing applied-technology crisis in Maine. Connecting minds to hands. The $1.7
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Electrician] The Message Is Getting Out
    As per the article the forces of supply and demand will make the services of a qualified, reliable plumber or electrician unaffordable to a lot of people. The interwebs are a wonderful thing. In an instant we can get message halfway across the word. The message can include a brief tweet, a photo or even testimony in front of a Senate committee of a certain hard working television host. Here’s the quote that kicked it off: “This morning I stumbled across a brilliant and thought provoking piece called Testimony of Mike Rowe.”. This was posted in a 4×4 Community Forum in South Africa!
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Electrician] Apprenticeships Are on the Rise Again
    But faced with looming shortages of workers in the skilled trades, there’s renewed interest in apprenticeships – including shorter programs so that it doesn’t take four or five years to become a journeyman pipe fitter, carpenter or electrician. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: One of the unintended consequences of the job market depression is the loss of viable apprenticeship programs. This is turn has lead to the widening gap between qualified skilled workers and filling open positions. Call it a classic Catch-22 if you will. Smart moves all around.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
    [Electrician] Its Always a Good Time for a Labor of Love
    Skilled labor (electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roofers, cement finishers, heating and air conditioning professionals) provide the expertise, enabling volunteers of all skill levels to help. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: Here’s a peek at a terrific program happening over in Illinois. It’s a simple concept: help those who need help to fix up their homes. No judgments just, just good old fashioned volunteer work. Take it from someone who has done this sort of volunteer gig: the gift of giving is one equal par with the gift of receiving. LABOR OF LOVE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
    [Electrician] Can You Fill the Worker Gap?
    Positions in skilled trades, such as welders and electricians, lead ManpowerGroup’s list of the hardest jobs to fill in 2012. From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: Who doesn’t love a good round of “If I knew then what I know now.” For starters we’d all be millionaires because we’d know exactly what stocks to buy. In case we missed the Wall Street run, we could use the “way back machine” and pick the perfect job. That might require taking a different education path or moving to a different city but it could just set us up for life in an alternate reality. Don’t need any more, thank you.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Electrician] Big Need for Vocational Education vs. Big Prejudices against Skilled Labor
    Electricians, construction managers, dental hygienists, police officers, paralegals and other “middle skill&# workers can all earn a significant premium over college graduates by going through relatively short certificate programs. Mike Rowe and others are elevating the importance of vocational education and speaking about the need to fill ‘shovel ready’ jobs. Vocational education advocates battle ‘enormous’ prejudices. By Liz Goodwin. But the television personality has become a leading advocate for vocational education programs in the nation’s schools.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Electrician] Written Testimony of Mike Rowe Before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
    told him about my grandfather, a modest man with an eighth grade education that went on to become a plumber, a mason, a mechanic, a carpenter, and a master electrician. May 11, 2011. Washington, DC) Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison and members of this committee, my name is Mike Rowe, and I want to thank you all very much for the opportunity to share a few thoughts about our country’s relationship with manufacturing, hard work, and skilled labor. In truth, I’m more like a perpetual apprentice. Dirty Jobs is first and foremost an entertainment program. Senate
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013
    [Electrician] Skilled Trades America’s Jennifer Brady Working to Promote the Trades
    “Unfortunately as a teen I was told that the smart kids go to college and the not-so-smart kids will go take a trade and become a plumber, electrician, carpenter,” she said. 'South Coast Today. By SIMÓN RIOS. July 29, 2013. New Bedford native on skills trade crusade. NEW BEDFORD — Jennifer Brady appreciates the comforts of modern life — smooth streets, air conditioning and piping hot water running through her faucets. “We need to constantly promote the trades and let kids know that they do have other options after high school other than college,” she said.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Electrician] Becoming an Electrician – The Desire to Learn Leads to Finding Job Satisfaction
    Are you interested in becoming an electrician? We asked Alex Tufts of Anchorage, AK who is an electrician and has been working for the last few years for Raven Electric about his experiences.  When did you first decide to become an electrician? first decided to become an electrician after I did a job shadow of an electrical contractor in the town where I grew up. looked through a list of jobs that were suggestions and chose electrician, as that sounded interesting. What special skills you should have to become an electrician? haven’t had one mentor.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Electrician] Electric-Find.com – Gateway to the Electrical Industry
    Additional Trade Resources The Tool Shop construction electric industry electricianThis web site is a directory/search engine for the electrical construction industry. Our design team has spent thousands of man hours indexing and cataloging web sites. Unlike other search engines our search results have been screened by a team of electrical professionals. This means the search results are always relevant to the needs of the electrical industry. Find information – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Electrician] Electric Pilot – Electrical Industry Search Engine
    Additional Trade Resources The Tool Shop electrical manufacturers electriciansThe search is easy, just type in a Company Name or click Manufacturers or click Category. Access catalogs for current products information for estimating and purchasing solutions. Print catalog pages or data sheets for producing professional Project Submittals, fast! Visit the website – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Electrician] National Tradesmen Day Honors the Backbone of the Workforce
    OTTUMWA, IOWA — If you know a plumber, electrician or a machine technician, be sure to thank them on Friday. When your electricity doesn’t go on, those are the folks that you’re calling that are skilled electricians. By Kate Allt. KTVO 3. Heartland Connection.com. September 20, 2012. That’s because September 21 is National Tradesmen Day, a day dedicated to thanking and promoting the work of skilled laborers. Many of us do not realize how much of what we use on a day-to-day basis is built thanks to the skills of tradesmen.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Electrician] Are You Biased Against “Dirty Jobs”?
    Pig farmers, electricians, plumbers, bridge painters, jam makers, blacksmiths, brewers, coal miners, carpenters, crab fisherman, oil drillers…they all tell me the same thing over and over, again and again – our country has become emotionally disconnected from an essential part of our workforce. September 10, 2012. By Suzanne Lucas. CBS Money Watch. MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY If your child came to you and said, “I have no interest in college. I’d like to be a pig farmer,” would your first reaction be, “You need to go to college. society.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Electrician] IRWIN Tools Set to Honor America’s Tradesmen at Bristol and Beyond
    America’s tradesmen are electricians, plumbers, welders, drywall installers, framers, masons, carpenters, auto mechanics and more. Mammoth IRWIN Tools Night Race Weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway Kicks Off. Host of Activities to Show Appreciation for the Country’s Real Working Hands. HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. The IRWIN Tools Night Race, set for Saturday at 7:30 p.m., features NASCAR’s best drivers and teams tackling the toughest half-mile, high-banked oval in all of motorsports. They are the backbone of our country, and IRWIN wants to say “thanks.”. 21, 2012. Winners were Josh Myers (St.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Electrician] Go Build Takes on Georgia
    Welders, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, steamfitters, pipefitters – all across the country there’s shortages in these areas, even with unemployment going through the roof. This article is from the Construction Citizen website submitted by Katrina Kersch. Last year I reported that Go Build has its roots in Alabama. On January 17, 2012, Governor Nathan Deal announced the launch of the Go Build Georgia initiative. The goal of the initiative is to address the shortage of workers for skilled trades. In the following video, Governor Deal introduces the initiative. It’s crazy.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Electrician] Go Build Georgia: Rebuilding Georgia
    Education Job Site Jobs Mike's Videos National Resources The Office Tool Shed Work is Not the Enemy electricians georgia skilled trades go build georgia labor shortage mike rowe mikeroweworks plumbers training weldersCox Enterprises and WSBTV produced this educational special highlighting the skilled trade shortage across the state of Georgia. Watch the video – HERE. Visit Go Build Georgia to learn more – HERE.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012
    [Electrician] Programs Recruiting Women for Jobs Traditionally Held by Men
    Many women find working in the trades mentally and physically challenging and the rewards are not only monetary, the opportunities available to women vary from pipe fitters, electricians to engineers. Any skilled trades out there should be considered by women who want to work with their hands, have the benefit of good pay and have a great career. Women’s work (video). By Virginia Shank - Staff Reporter. TribToday.com. Kim Stern knew she was in the minority when she decided to work in a skilled trade 23 years ago. Still, the Mecca woman, a pipefitter at DE-CAL Inc.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
    [Electrician] High Schoolers Give their Take on the Trade Skills Gap
    BOISE — There are plenty of jobs here in Idaho and across the nation that can’t be filled because there’s not enough skilled welders, electricians, or technicians to fill them. Education Job Site Jobs Mike's Articles & Interviews The Office Tool Shed Work is Not the Enemy careers dirty jobs electricians engineering ktvb mechanic mike rowe skilled trades skills gap technicians weldersBy Justin Corr. KTVB.com. Trades are the biggest gap in the skills gap. But why? Why aren’t more young people interested in getting into the trades? We tried to find out.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Electrician] Female Tradeswomen have Numerous Safety Risks Because of their Scarcity in Construction
    WOMENSENEWS)–When Elizabeth Fox, 44, was completing her electrician apprenticeship, male coworkers hid their work from her so she couldn’t see what they were doing. Women are not afraid to work hard and this article by K. Aleisha Fetters , WeNews correspondent points out that not only do women have to work hard they need to work smart and be vigilant so they stay safe from injury. Female Tradesworkers Run Special Safety Risks. That made it difficult to learn how to use the trade’s tools, especially since they didn’t fit her hands.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
    [Electrician] Dedicated to Tradesmen – September 16, 2011
    In the last generation or so professions like plumber, electrician, HVAC, carpenter, mechanic, and general contractor have fallen out of vogue. Toolmonger’s, Sean O’Hara offers his thoughts on IRWIN’s “National Tradesman Day”. Here is to keeping the discussion going and making “National Tradesmen Day&# an annual event. Irwin’s Dedication to Tradesmen. There are two interesting things about Irwin’s “National Tradesman Day” slated for the 16th of this month. The first is the obvious declaration of a national “day” that, sadly, will mostly only be observed by Irwin. The U.S.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
    [Electrician] 2011 mrW 100
    TEN AWAY! NEED MORE NEW JOBS NOW! Perhaps not spanking brand new, but if there is one thing we embrace around these parts, it’s that we’re always working, always expanding, always building. We won’t be done this list until it’s done and that’s up to you! What are we missing? Help us fill in the blanks. This lists is about the unsung “stars” of our society? That would be all those hard working men and women toiling away in the trades. Not a day that goes by when we shouldn’t all thank them and remember what they do to make our lives much easier. Oh yeah?
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
    [Electrician] 2011 mrW 100
    You can have a wonderfully built house, wired by the best electrician in town, filled with all the most carefully assembled gadgets, highest definition TVs and newest shiniest appliances money (or credit) can buy but a thunderstorm or nasty ice storm or tornado or even worse, a hurricane, decides to make your town a target and leave you and your family in the den, huddled together around a fruity scented candle as your only source of warmth and light, and these guys become Super Heroes. SO CLOSE TO 100! NEED MORE NEW JOBS NOW! What are we missing? Help us fill in the blanks. Well said.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Electrician] National Electrical Contractors Association – North Eastern.
    Their union electricians complete 10,000 hours of training in the classroom and/or on the job in order to become certified. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse YOUR TRADE RESOURCE FOR GETTING THE JOB DONE. mikeroweWORKS mrW Tradesmen The Tool Shop Education Financial Aid « Back National Electrical Contractors Association – North Eastern Illinois Chapter Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA was formed to react to the varied needs of its member firms in northeastern Illinois including the Chicagoland area. Leave a comment | Sound Off!
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
    [Electrician] Is college overrated?
    USA Today By Patrick Welsh Updated 7/6/2010 Jobs in health care and social assistance, leisure and hospitality, retail trade and so-called middle-skill jobs such as plumbers, electricians, legal assistants and police officers will require job specific licenses or certificates from community colleges or technical institutes, and/or on the job training. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse YOUR TRADE RESOURCE FOR GETTING THE JOB DONE. mikeroweWORKS mrW Tradesmen The Tool Shop Education Financial Aid « Back Is college overrated? While T.C.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
    [Electrician] 2010 mrW 100
    You can have a wonderfully built house, wired by the best electrician in town, filled with all the most carefully assembled gadgets, highest definition TVs and newest shiniest appliances money (or credit) can buy but a thunderstorm or nasty ice storm or tornado or even worse, a hurricane, decides to make your town a target and leave you and your family in the den, huddled together around a fruity scented candle as your only source of warmth and light, and these guys become Super Heroes. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [Electrician] Stories From School
    If college is first prize, and being an electrician is silver medal at best, it is no wonder that in our system skilled labor is somewhat stigmatized. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN. mikeroweWORKS Farming, Fishing, Food Work Is Not The Enemy Brown Before Green Infrastructure Economy Politics Global Issues / Immigration Resources for Educators Trade Shows Giving Back & Mike’s Foundation « Back Stories From School From the outbox of Meyer’s inbox: We’re always on the prowl for voices from the frontline.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
    [Electrician] Charter School in Georgia Has Head Start Training the Kinds of.
    Workers with specialized skills like electricians, carpenters and welders are in critically short supply, which is yet another obstacle to the lagging global economic recovery, the study concludes. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse YOUR TRADE RESOURCE FOR GETTING THE JOB DONE. But the Central Educational Center in Newnan has been working to train local students in precisely those fields. The CEC in 2010 is celebrating its 10th anniversary. That new approach to local change was planned by a steering committee led by Dr. Joe Harless.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Electrician] One Town On the Comeback Trail
    “I wouldn’t say it’s done a 180, more like a 120,&# said Cliff Pitcher, an electrician and 20-year veteran at Chrysler who was decidedly more downbeat when CNNMoney last visited Kokomo. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN. One said we were spending too much money we don’t have. And another said we need to spend more to get the job done. You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the former camp in the town of Kokomo. Thanks to the wise spending and planning, they are on the comeback trail.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Electrician] 2010 mrW 100
    You can have a wonderfully built house, wired by the best electrician in town, filled with all the most carefully assembled gadgets, highest definition TVs and newest shiniest appliances money (or credit) can buy but a thunderstorm or nasty ice storm or tornado or even worse, a hurricane, decides to make your town a target and leave you and your family in the den, huddled together around a fruity scented candle as your only source of warmth and light, and these guys become Super Heroes. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN.
  • MIKE ROWE WORKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2011
    [Electrician] 2011 mrW 100 « mikeroweWORKS
    You can have a wonderfully built house, wired by the best electrician in town, filled with all the most carefully assembled gadgets, highest definition TVs and newest shiniest appliances money (or credit) can buy but a thunderstorm or nasty ice storm or tornado or even worse, a hurricane, decides to make your town a target and leave you and your family in the den, huddled together around a fruity scented candle as your only source of warmth and light, and these guys become Super Heroes. The Office Tool Shed Job Site Scrap Yard Water Cooler Warehouse A HARD LOOK AT THE WORLD WE WORK IN.
<< 1 2 >>
 

Trades Hub can personalize the content based on your interests, your LinkedIn profile, what you share on Twitter and LinkedIn, and what content people similar to you are sharing. More on Content Personalization

Sign-in using your social networks so we can begin to personalize your experience.

Sign in with Twitter

Sign in with LinkedIn

or

We need your email and password to allow you to log into your personalization features.

Forgot password?

I don't have an account

 
 

Enter your email address to reset your password. A temporary password will be e-mailed to you so that you may log in.

 
 

Based on...

  • Your interests
  • Your LinkedIn profile
  • What you share on Twitter
          and LinkedIn
  • What people like you are
          sharing

Learn more about Content
Personalization...

 
Tell us about your Cool Tool