Former star of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" Mike Rowe wants to close America's skills gap.
Right now, there are more than 7 million job openings in the U.S., with not nearly enough qualified workers to fill them. As the CEO of MikeRoweWorks Foundation, Rowe has partnered with footwear and apparel company Wolverine to provide up-and-coming trade workers with the financial support they need to launch their careers.
Currently, according to Wolverine, just 9 percent of high school students are planning to pursue a trade career. In order to change this, Rowe says we have to change our perception of what we consider a "good job."
We also need to stop telling young people to follow their passion.