Vocational Training

Saturday, April 20, 2019

mikeroweWORKSI have been a big fan of Mike Rowe. He does a show on Facebook called "Returning the Favor," which highlights people doing great work in their community and is deserving of a blessing. He, of course, is best known for hosting "Dirty Jobs." He worked with people who did jobs that not many people would do. Every person he spoke to found joy in the job, no matter how dirty it was!

Mike has been a big advocate for people to enter the skilled labor field (plumbers, electricians, mechanics, etc.) There is a lot of pressure for people to go to college, get into thousands of dollars in student loan debt, and find a career path that brings people joy. What is so joyful about being $50,000 in debt and not finding a job in your field? Very few people go into skilled labor, where the job market is wide open.

Mike talks about this and his foundation, mikeroweWORKS, whick provides grants for people to learn a trade. He talked about this with ABC's Good Morning America, and made some great points. Your job is not the cause of your happiness- you are! Watch the interview along with the story of one woman who went from stay-at-home mom to construction worker. 

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