Empowering America's Tradesmen
Mike Rowe, TV Host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, tackles his dirtiest job of all – closing the skilled labor gap and getting America back to work
Excerpt from Back To Work by Bill Clinton
I wrote this book because I love my country and I’m concerned about our future. As I often said when I first ran for President in 1992, America at its core is an idea — the idea that no matter who you are or where you’re from, if you work hard and play by the rules, you’ll have the freedom and opportunity to pursue your own dreams and leave your kids a country where they can chase theirs.
Who will take over from retiring baby boomers?
No one—unless we rapidly teach and train a new generation. While college graduates flip burgers and sell t-shirts, skilled workers near retirement with few young people in the queue to take over their jobs.