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VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades and Dirty Jobs (EXCLUSIVE)

VIDEO: Mike Rowe opens up about opera, skilled trades...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 11, 2014

All of the new machines are obviously the star of a show like ConExpo. But one of the highlights for ...

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course prepares low income, minority workers for the industry

Six-week Massachusetts construction crash course...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues to explore ways to battle the current skilled worker shortage, a training program in ...

Ohio Gov. Kasich expands vocational education to middle schools

Ohio Gov. Kasich expands vocational education to middle...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2014

Previewing what he would discuss as part of his State of the State address Monday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich ...

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction, trades training

Milwaukee County dedicates $400,000 to construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 21, 2014

Using money from real estate sales, Milwaukee County recently provided a lot of help in the funding of a training ...

Report: Washington D.C. excludes successful construction-trades academy from “priority” career initiative funding

Report: Washington D.C. excludes successful...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2013

Despite a 90-percent graduation rate and a more-than 60-percent college-going rate, a Washington D.C. construction-trades academy was excluded from funding ...

Mike Rowe: “We no longer equate dirt with success. But we should.”

Mike Rowe: “We no longer equate dirt with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 15, 2013

We like Mike Rowe. His Go Build series of TV spots and YouTube videos do a great job of introducing people ...

European neighbors look to Germany’s vocational training system in order to combat high youth unemployment rates

European neighbors look to Germany’s vocational...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2013

As of late, Germany has been receiving a lot of attention and praise for its dual-education system. A system the ...

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if it wants to escape construction, technician labor shortage

U.S. needs to “Think Big” like Germany if...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 03, 2013

Contractors and equipment dealers struggling to find a solution to the shortage of trained technicians in the United States, need ...

Colorado community college sees sparked interest in welding

Colorado community college sees sparked interest in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 22, 2012

In a story from Fort Collins newspaper The Coloradoan that hopefully has strong indications of a trend across all trades, ...

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