Foundation Offers Scholarships for Training in the Trades

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is accepting applications through June 4 for its 2018 Work Ethic Scholarship Program. Now in its fifth year, the program awards scholarships to people attending trade school to learn skills such as welding, pipefitting and electrical contracting and is open to interested high school seniors or graduates/GED recipients. Zekelman Industries, the parent company of Atlas Tube (an AISC member), is a sponsor of the program.

Last year, the foundation awarded, or helped facilitate awarding, nearly $900,000 to 250 people. CEO of the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Mike Rowe — former star of Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" — speaks often about America's widening skills gap and the misconception that a four-year degree is the only path to success.

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