Mike Rowe Works S.W.E.A.T Pledge
The US has embraced the idea that a costly four-year degree is the ideal route to success, while undermining alternative paths like community colleges and trade schools. The cultural focus on prestigious office jobs has devalued other options, leading to a skills gap and high student loan debt. This shift has been accompanied by the elimination of vocational arts in schools, compounding the issue. Join Mike Rowe and Matt and Laurie Crouch as they discuss the "skills gap" and the trades, i.e., plumber, welder, mechanic jobs that exist, but nobody seems interested in pursuing. Watch the full program here.