Mike Rowe has made a name for himself doing dirty jobs for the hit television show Dirty Jobs, seen on the ever popular Discovery Channel. However, in the process his work also brought renewed awareness and promotion to industry related careers through public exposure and activism.
Mr. Rowe then expanded his efforts from promoting the world of industry to supporting industry training, creating his educational foundation the Mike Rowe Works Foundation. Through this foundation, students of industry based careers can apply for scholarships that range from covering tool purchasing to education tuition. In this endeavor Mr. Rowe is also collaborating with one of the largest and diverse of industry organizations- Skills USA.
With the arrival of May comes a look at industry related scholarship opportunities available from both these organizations. Although these scholarships are available specifically for Skills USA members, membership dues are very reasonable and benefits of membership are great!
Below are links to scholarship information from Skills USA and the Mike Rowe Works Foundation. Perhaps you’ll find an opportunity of interest for yourself or someone you know!