Dare To Dream
Featuring Mike Rowe
On October 5, 2017 Hendricks CareerTek partnered with WMC to bring Mike Rowe to the Eclipse Center for a discussion of innovation and hard work.
Over 500 people were in attendance including 200 area middle school and high school students along with local business leaders. During dinner, attendees including students had the opportunity to network with local business leaders prior to opening remarks from Diane Hendricks, Chair of the Board, Hendricks Holding Company and Governor Scott Walker opening the evening.
A casual, conversational setting set the stage for Kurt Bauer, CEO, of WMC, and Mike Rowe to discuss the importance of educating young people on the career opportunities in the skilled trades. Students also had the opportunity to ask questions, one led to Mike stressing the importance of soft skills.
Tina Salzman, Business and Education Director for CareerTek, shared information about CareerTek’s offerings including but not limited to coaching, learning opportunities, experiences and enrichment activities. Funds raised through the event benefit CareerTek’s continued mission of bridging businesses to tomorrow’s workforce; responding to present and future workforce needs.
Students Told To Master Skills Now In Demand
Beloit Daily News
October 06, 2017 | By Hillary Gavan
While hosting the TV show “Dirty Jobs,” Mike Rowe said he was struck by the fact that success didn’t look like what he thought it would. For example, the show profiled at least 50 millionaires.
“It didn’t feature people who were desperate or victims, but people who mastered skills in demand and used it to prosper. The people did it with good humor, skill and modesty,” Rowe said.
Executive producer, TV host, and podcaster Rowe encouraged students to challenge their assumptions about certain careers at a free event titled “Dare to Dream: A Discussion of Hard Work and Innovation” at the Eclipse Center on Thursday evening. The free event, held for Beloit area students, featured information on careers in the skilled trades.
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