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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

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

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

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Meet the Company Teaching Coal Miners To Code

Called Bitsource, the company hired its staff with the unique goal of “teaching miners how to code.” “The mind of a coal miner or an engineer ... planner for 12 years before being laid off. “We starte... read more


Coding Boot Camps Won’t Save Us All

Coding boot camps were supposed to be the next big thing in higher education, promising a compressed, career-focused alternative to traditional ... “I haven’t talked to a ton of coal miners who have d... read more

Hochman: How Javier’s cap became a piece of Cardinals’ lore

Standing at second base, Javier mostly just watched one of the best ... The fact that he came from being a coal miner to a big-league umpire? How can you not be proud? The guy barely got out of high s... read more

In Life After Coal, Appalachia Attempts to Reinvent Itself

The job has ended up being tougher than he expected ... whether it’s a skill such as welding or an effort to turn coal miners into digital code writers. The Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative, whic... read more

Region has 'the right workforce; we just need to produce more'

The long-held stigma that what has been called vocational or technical training is a second-tier career option is a ... like in Kentucky with its coal-to-coding program, where former coal mine workers ... read more

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Judge Samuel Alito's Nomination to the Supreme Court

And then we will have a second ... coal, would not be subject to federal and state inspection. Again, when you dissented, and when given the chance, you ruled on the side of the company, on the side o... read more

Claire Smith's impact would make Jackie Robinson proud

Besides, this was the work she wanted, and if that meant being an African American woman in ... coming home from long days as an Ohio coal miner, but still having the time to teach his two sons — Phil ... read more

Veteran coal miners forced outside area to find work in industry

During that time frame Webb has logged 1,520 miles per week, 76,040 miles per year while never being ... mining career. "My mining career has been like a roller-coaster ride, it's been stressful but I ... read more

Computer science education advocate helps students chart a better future

It’s not only the students who learn, but the teachers as well, so that at the end of the second year they’re knowledgeable enough to teach students basic computer ... area’s leading economic drivers, ... read more



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