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This Old House, Generation Next to Benefit mikeroweWORKS

This Old House, Generation Next to Benefit mikeroweWORKS

In 2017 the mikeroweWORKS Foundation is awarding work ethic scholarships to men and women who have demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for mastering a specific trade. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation promotes hard work and supports the skilled trades in a variety of areas.

So far the organization has raised over $500,000, and they think that there is a lot more in the horizon. Along with the generosity of the people donating on their page, their partnership with This Old House is remarkable.

This Old House, a popular home improvement and remodeling TV show that's been on the air for years, has demonstrated that America's skills gap poses a clear and present danger to anyone depending on solid foundations, straight walls, sturdy roofs, affordable electricity, smooth roads, and indoor plumbing.

To help close the skills gap, Norm Abram and the crew of This Old House launched an initiative in 2008 called Generation Next - a targeted effort to encourage more young people to explore careers in the construction trades.

As a part of Generation Next, This Old House offered scholarships funded in part by sponsors of their show. Recently, they became aware of mikeroweWORKS, and realized that rather than both organizations doing the same exact thing, they partnered up with mikeroweWORKS Foundation to create one strong scholarship program.

Additionally, the actual house featured on this season of This Old House will be auctioned off at the end of the year, and mikeroweWORKS will receive those funds as well.  

For more about the project, and the project, visit our source: Mike Rowe