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The mikeroweWORKS Foundation
Mike Rowe is the creator and host of the widely-watched and acclaimed show "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel. I'm sure you have also seen him on television and the web talking about his relationships with Ford Motor Company, Caterpillar, Inc., VF Corp/Lee Jeans and Kimberly-Clark. What you may not know is that Mike is dedicated to promoting the skilled trades, including our construction-related industries, in an effort to address image and workforce issues.
Through his website, mikeroweWORKS.com, young and not-so-young alike are exposed to the great industry we work in, are given lots of resources to help make informed choices as to career and technical job options and information as to where they may find schools and financial aid to help them achieve their goals. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to visit www.mikeroweWORKS.com for yourself.
The site will give you an idea of the broad scope of his mission. As is evident by his involvement with the recently launched "I Make America" (www.imakeamerica.com) and "Go Build Alabama" (www.gobuildalabama.com) campaigns, Mike is not just talking about things, he is doing them!
Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)
Established in 1919, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) is an international trade association based in Oak Brook, IL, representing 1,200 construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and industry service firms. AED members sell, service and rent equipment to such markets as heavy and light construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, aggregates, engines and industrial.
The AED Foundation
Established in 1991 and directed by AED members, The AED Foundation addresses AED member distributor needs in the areas of professional education and workforce development.
In addition to the information you are now obtaining, this website is also the technician recruitment website for The AED Foundation; a job clearinghouse for linking technician job applicants with AED member dealers. If you are a student graduating from a technical school heavy equipment program, enter your qualifications in the technician applicant section of this website at no charge. Over 500 AED member dealers who are looking for technicians will have immediate access to your qualifications.
AED University is an educational service of The AED Foundation, an affiliate of the Associated Equipment Distributors. The curriculum includes industry-specific training in people management, financial management, parts management, service management, sales and customer management, rental management and branch management. Other courses offered include technical, business skills and safety/compliance training through our online educational partners.