Gov. Rick Snyder: New campaign to highlight skilled trade opportunities for students

Initiative includes partnership with Mike Rowe and 'Under the Radar' to reach students and parents

Skilled trade jobs represent about one-third of Michigan’s employment base, with more than 8,300 jobs currently available. A new campaign announced today at the Mackinac Policy Conference will aim to promote opportunities in skilled trades to students and help close a growing talent gap.

Through a partnership between the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan’s Talent Investment Agency, Mike Rowe, TV host and founder of mikeroweWORKS, and Tom Daldin, host of Under the Radar Michigan, 11 videos will be created to address common misconceptions and perceptions about skilled trades, highlight opportunities and inspire K -12 students in Michigan as they begin to think about careers. ...

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