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'Mike Rowe: Trade Schools Can Close Skills Gap Without Big Student Debt'

Actor and pitchman Mike Rowe -- of "Dirty Jobs" fame -- recently cut a short video providing his take on how best to close America's skills gap. "I can think of nine magazines off the top of my head that rank the top colleges," Rowe says. "None of them ever include a trade school." Yet trade jobs account for more than half of the labor market, according to the video. Over the next 10 years, there will be more than 3.5 million job openings in America's manufacturing sector, but roughly 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to the skills gap. Rowe concludes: "The jobs that exist right now don't require massive amounts of debt. They don't require four years of liberals arts study. They require the willingness to learn a skill that is actually in demand." See the video here: