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I get VERY excited when I find a resource that mirrors some of my goals (for helping people) and approaches them in a comprehensive, thoughtful and high quality way. My latest example:

This site has great resources for anyone exploring career and job opportunities, with a focus on skilled trades. Below are some sections, along with links that I thought would be helpful for students.

But, don’t take my words for it. Go directly to the site and look the resources and opportunities for yourself. You might just find your career needle in a real haystack.

On (starting with The Office):

FYI, the right sidebar includes ONE list of trades. A few of 24 examples:

  • Building maintenance
  • Construction
  • Diving
  • Electrician
  • Forestry
  • Metal work
  • Photography
  • Woodworking

THE OFFICE (links to info about policies, issues and other factors that affect workers)

  • Economy
  • Politics
  • Global Issues/Immigration
  • Etc.

TOOL SHED (links to info to help you become tradesman)

  • mrW Tradesman (real folks sharing real knowledge)
  • Education
  • Financial Aid
  • Etc.


  • State resources
  • National Resources
  • Jobs
  • Apprenticeships
  • Vets/military Resources
  • Etc.


  • Blogs
  • Mike’s bio
  • etc

WATER COOLER (aka the forum)

For a sneak peek at Rowe’s intent for his work and this site, check out his video from Labor Day 2008, which describes the site before its launch.

Rowe’s Mission Video