The mikeroweWORKS Foundation to Fund SkillsUSA Scholarship Program

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, the Charles Koch Foundation, and Koch Industries Inc. have teamed up to support the SkillsUSA Travel Scholarship Program, which provides funding for up to 100 students to travel to this year’s National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Mike Rowe and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation help students begin careers in manufacturing, construction, automotive technology, and other STEM-related industries, and the National Leadership and Skills Conference is the largest showcase of career and technical education.

“The skills gap is not only real, it’s a reflection of what we value,” said Mike Rowe. “To close the gap, we need to change the way the country feels about work. My foundation supports SkillsUSA because it celebrates the kind of skills that are actually in demand. Through excellence and competition, SkillsUSA encourages real-world training, and in the process, lays the foundation for thousands of careers in the skilled trades. SkillsUSA works.”

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