Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe to launch certification program at North Arkansas College

Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe to launch certification program at North Arkansas College

Tue Sep 8, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Mike Rowe of Dirty JobsMike Rowe from the hit TV show Dirty Jobs and well-known advocate for skilled trades, has developed a new employment certification, and North Arkansas College (Northark) has been chosen as one of the 20 schools for the pilot program.

Rowe is partnering with the National Council of Certification Centers (NC3) for his new professionalism program, the Mike Rowe Works Foundation certification, that is centered around his S.W.E.A.T. Pledge – Skills and Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo.  The certification program is for individuals looking to attain workplace readiness skills based in its four pillars of professionalism:  work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.

Northark is a National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) Leadership School and was selected as one of the 20 schools around the country to launch the new program.  The program will start in January.  Northark is working toward offering additional workforce classes for business and industry.

“Northark is laser focused on building stronger partnerships with business and industry. Being industry driven is a benefit to students and employers and it is what makes our training programs special,” commented Northark President Randy Esters.  “To say we are excited about being chosen is an understatement.  Being selected to offer Mike Rowe’s certification is like receiving an Oscar award for the work we have done to educate essential workers in the trades! Hopefully, he will come to Harrison to give his personal stamp of approval and acknowledge we are doing what he pushes for every day which is great training with no debt.  Mr. Rowe, you are welcome anytime!”

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