DYK? Mike Rowe from 'Dirty Jobs' Advocates for Trades

By Arkansas Next PROS staff on Monday, October 15, 2018

Former “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe has been a longtime advocate for the trades. He’s also been one of the constant voices reminding us about the skilled labor gap in America.

Just like on his show, Rowe wants people thinking and talking about career options they’d never considered. He carries out this mission by offering Work Ethic Scholarships through his organization, mikeroweWORKS, to people that demonstrate the kind of work ethic they encourage and then go pursue a skill that’s in demand.

Link to scholarship (but application is currently closed): ProfoundlyDisconnected.com

Ty Marshall, a diesel tech featured in the Arkansas Next PROS "Meet Your Job Match" section, won a $1,000 tool scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation upon graduation from Riggs Caterpillar’s DT program at OSU.