'Dirty Jobs' Host Mike Rowe Visits 'The Money Pit'
July 29, 2011 at 3:59 AM (PT)
DISCOVERY CHANNEL "DIRTY JOBS" host MIKE ROWE visited the syndicated weekly show "THE MONEY PIT" to discuss his MIKEROWEWORKS FOUNDATION charity.
Show host TOM KRAEUTLER interviewed ROWE at the SKILLS USA vocational education event in KANSAS CITY. ROWE has been a strong advocate of vocational education, starting his foundation to help close the "skills gap in trade careers" as budget cuts have affected public school trade classes and left a gap between the demand and supply of skilled carpenters, electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople.
"I think what MIKE is doing is incredibly important," said KRAEUTLER. "My passion for vocational education goes all the way back to the very early days of my career when I was a shop teacher. It is crucial that these educational opportunities be offered, or we'll be faced with a workforce that doesn't know which end of a hammer to hold."