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Coal miners being taught HTML coding as a second career

Billy Jack Buzzard, a seventh-generation miner from rural West Virginia, had been working in the coal mines for several years before he lost his job. He told ABC News last week that after he got laid ... read more

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The coal miner who became a data miner

"I was an adrenaline junkie," sad Evans of her past career ... interested in mining in space. Coal mining is in her blood, but Evans discovered a hidden talent for programming. "While I was working as ... read more

They Were Promised Coding Jobs in Appalachia. Now They Say It Was a Fraud.

Ms. Frame was one of several people in her community who signed up with Mined Minds, a nonprofit that promised to teach West Virginians how to write computer code and then get them ... of unemployment ... read more

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As evidence mounts that coal jobs aren’t coming back, Trump’s false promises become more cruel

was able to fill only 20 of 95 slots in a major project to teach laid-off miners in the region computer coding. “I think there is a coal comeback. I have a lot of faith in President Trump.” That’s the ... read more

Coding isn’t just for geeks. It’s the future of blue-collar work

For 15 years, he’d worked doing preventative maintenance on coal-mining ... a second career, and a better one. “Talent truly is evenly distributed, or at least the aptitude to do this work is evenly ... read more

Nonprofit being accused of failure to properly train, pay Appalachians for tech jobs

Filed Dec. 6 in Raleigh County Circuit Court, the case is being proposed ... and bring new career opportunities to the region.” One of the goals was to educate unemployed coal miners to become ... read more

Is coding the blue collar job of the future?

Chris Monk runs a company in Chippendale that teaches coding.Credit ... business retraining coal miners as programmers. It received 950 applications for the first 11 positions. Miners have attributes ... read more

Why Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Bloomberg Are Having the Wrong Debate Over Job Training

I love a good debate, but former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent dig at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg--"You're not going to teach a coal miner to code"--sounds more ... think that ... read more

Central Florida 100: Plastics, student loans and unrest in Puerto Rico

Ron DeSantis labeled Florida’s $10 million investment in training high school teachers to teach computer science a “big deal,” that could actually be characterized as an understatement. Fundamental ... read more

Despite W.Va. education reform, the extraction of rural youth to continue

Lopez has been enrolled in the automotive program at Greenbrier County’s Career and Technical ... He had thought about being a history teacher. No more. Now he plans to be a nurse. He says watching ... read more

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