Mike Rowe

Marketplace Events, producer of business-to-consumer home shows in North America, announced that it has signed a three-year deal with TV Host Mike Rowe, best known as the host of Dirty Jobs, to serve as the spokesperson for its 60+ home shows. The company will also work closely with Rowe's Foundation, mikeroweWORKS, which awards Work Ethic Scholarships to students pursuing a career in the skilled trades.

For the fifth year in a row, the mikeroweWORKS Foundation is accepting applications for its Work Ethic Scholarship program. “Work Ethic Scholarships are for people who are hungry to learn a skill that's in demand—it's for the people who wake up early, stay late and bust their butt day in and day out,” said the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation has contributed $50,000 to a SkillsUSA scholarship fund for students competing in the world's largest showcase of career and technical education at the 2018 National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. This is the eighth consecutive year that the mikeroweWORKS Foundation has offered travel scholarships to SkillsUSA members who compete and place first in their state's SkillsUSA Championships but face a financial challenge in going on to the national event.

As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank you, our readers, for choosing CEG as your trusted source for construction news. While this year has seen a multitude of major construction projects, announcements, legislation and more, 10 stories topped the list as most-popular, chosen by our online community.

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Voice of the Recycling Industry, will hold ISRI2017, the association's annual convention and exposition April 22-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This annual event brings together thousands of scrap recycling professionals, industry experts, manufacturers, and consumers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

“Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe wants to clean up the American workforce. The Discovery Channel star, who spends his time exploring how unsung laborers make a living in some of the most difficult and strangest ways, has launched the 2017 Work Ethic Scholarship Program to encourage Americans to get back to work.

Mike Rowe, known by many as the host of Dirty Jobs, as well as a tireless advocate for the construction industry, stopped by ConExpo 2017 as part of his latest effort to promote the National Excavator Initiative. The program is a foundation dedicated to reaching excavator operators and contractors with safe-digging messages, especially the importance of contacting an 811-notification center before digging.

ConExpo-Con/AGG 2017 is pleased to announce that Executive Producer and Host Mike Rowe, best known as the “dirtiest man on TV” from the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, is a featured speaker at the show's new Tech Talks forum. Rowe will share the surprising lessons he learned as an apprentice traversing all 50 states and attempting 300 different jobs, during a special session, “Lessons from the Dirt.”ConExpo-Con/AGG, March 7- 11, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, is the international gathering place every three years for the construction industries.

Mike Rowe said the press is trying to impact the election when it implies that Donald Trump's supporters are uneducated. An electrical contractor wrote to the 54-year-old host of “Dirty Jobs” to say that he finds it offensive when the media constantly refers to majority of the Republican nominee's supporters as “uneducated white men.”“If the media is referring to Trump supporters who happen to be male caucasians suffering from a lack of knowledge brought about by an absence of formal or practical instruction, than I guess 'uneducated white men' is a fair description,” Rowe responded in a lengthy Facebook post.

TV personality Mike Rowe has some pretty unconventional advice for recent grads: “Don't follow your passion.”The “Dirty Jobs” host offered what he called the “dirty truth” in a video commencement speech that urges young people to find their success by breaking the mold.

The Utica Observer-Dispatch is reporting that Mike Rowe, the former host of the television program “Dirty Jobs” and currently star of CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It has found himself in a controversy over his response to a letter he received regarding his alleged “Right-Wing Propoganda.”Rowe, a longtime proponent of people taking an interest in construction industry jobs, has in the past come under fire for his stance on reconsidering the “jobs nobody wants” as he put it.