Lessons from the Dirt with Mike Rowe
Meet Mike Rowe, the "dirtiest man on TV," at PowerPlex 2017
Creator and Host of the hit television series, Dirty Jobs, Mike will join the Plex Community as Wednesday's Keynote to share the surprising lessons he learned as an apprentice traversing across 50 states and attempting 300 jobs.
Lessons from the Dirt
Mike Rowe, Creator and Host of the hit television series, Dirty Jobs
Wednesday, May 10
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Often hilarious, poignant, and inspiring, Mike shines a light on the value and experiences of America's hardest workers who make civilized life possible. Mike also runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that works hard to debunk myths about the skilled trades and help close the skills gap. To date, the Foundation has granted or helped facilitate the granting of more than $4 million in technical and/or vocational education for trade schools across the country, and Mike continues to advocate for the need to strengthen career technical education (CTE) programs.
From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and TV Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He's best known as the "dirtiest man on TV," a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, where he traversed all 50 states; completed 300 different jobs; and transformed cable television into a landscape of swamps, sewers, and coal mines. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works. He has also forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. Most recently, Mike launched The Way I Heard It, a weekly five-minute podcast of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span.
In his spare time, Mike keeps a lively conversation with his 4.5 million Facebook followers, where he talks about everything from the musings of his persnickety terrier named Freddy to the merits and pitfalls of blind patriotism.