Laurel Ridge receives grant from Mike Rowe’s foundation

Used by permission by Laurel Ridge Community College

Laurel Ridge Community College was one of three community colleges in Virginia selected to receive a grant from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation.

Laurel Ridge, Blue Ridge, and Patrick Henry community colleges received grants of $85,000 to infuse mikeroweWORKS Work Ethic Certification curriculum into various trade programs.

The TV star of “Dirty Jobs” established the foundation and the S.W.E.A.T. (Skills and Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo) Pledge to focus on the principles of hard work, determination, and respect for others.

Students will participate in 12 one-hour workshops taught by instructors funded through the grant and in collaboration with Wichita State University Tech.

The work ethic curriculum will be embedded across programs offered through Workforce Solutions and through the newly opened Skilled Trades Center at the Fauquier Campus.

To learn more about the grant, click here.

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