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Apprenticeship In The Service Trades

Most formal apprenticeship programs neglect service work.   In my last article I described traditional apprenticeship programs established by contractors, unions and nonunion companies for the construction trades. Some of the plumbers, electricians and HVAC...

Mike Rowe On Bill Maher

August 15, 2014 HBO‘s Real Time With Bill Maher Mike Rowe appeared on HBO‘s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on July 12, 2013, to discuss Rowe’s efforts to bridge the “profound disconnect” between the 3 million good U.S. jobs that...

Sweet Smell of Money for Plumbers

August 14, 2014 By Ann Carrns While working underneath a house, Joseph Rosenblum, a plumber in training in northwest Arkansas, confronted a skunk and discovered a talent that he previously hadn’t been aware of: crawling very quickly. “At least its tail wasn’t facing...