The former 8220;Dirty Jobs8221; host has opened up about collaborating with White House and having similar beliefs to that of Ivanka Trump who also stresses the necessity of young American having the right skills for today8217;s employment chase.
8220;My foundation is modest, we8217;ve raised about $5 million for work ethic scholarships and we are aligned in a lot of ways,8221; he said of working with the White House. 8220;But you guys know just as well as anybody 8211; if I put the red hat on, half the country isn8217;t going to hear me. We are completely agnostic and non-partisan at Mike RoeWORKS. Anyone who is willing to learn a skill that is in demand and can meet the rigor of our work scholarship program is somebody we want to help. I similarly can8217;t indulge the politics of the moment.8221;
Rowe went on to talk about the 8220;disconnect8221; that is happening in the education system that is allowing for confusion among recent grads who matriculate from four-year institutions and enter the workforce with false expectations.
8220;The expectation is real and the expectation is this: 8216;I want a job in my chosen field. I want that job to pay not just fairly but well. And, most interestingly, I would like that job to be in my zip code. Like, right now. I8217;m not really into this whole moving to where the work is,'8221; Rowe said.
Last year, Rowe lashed back at a fan-turned-critic who said he had 8220;so little value on academic education.8221;
8220;It’s hard to believe you could have 8216;followed8217; me from the first days of 8216;Dirty Jobs8217; and 8216;Deadliest Catch,8217; and be so completely mistaken about my stance on the importance of a college education,8221; Rowe wrote to the so-called fan in a lengthy Facebook post.
He went on to explain that while he8217;s 8220;unapologetically opposed to the mind-bending, utterly indefensible skyrocketing cost of tuition,8221; he does not underestimate the importance of education.
8220;What I’ve opposed – consistently 8211; is not the importance of higher education, but rather, the relentless drumbeat of 8216;college for everyone,'8221; he said. 8220;Because this cookie-cutter approach to education presupposes that all worthwhile knowledge can only be attained from a college or a university. That’s the most dangerous myth of all.8221;
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