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Digital Gallery: Mike Rowe of 'Dirty Jobs' Discusses Skilled Labor in America

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Mike Rowe of Mike Rowe Works and Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs spoke to the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on May 5th, 2011. He discussed the need for reform in USA's workforce to promote skilled trades for career choices. Mike focused on a variety of trades in his discussion but at the 5:00 minute mark of the video he spoke directly to a shortage of Qualified welders that caused the shutdown of a power generation project.  

 

 

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