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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

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

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

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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

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

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

Scholarship provides pipeline from Colorado to Princeton

They all survived the culture shock, the demanding academics, the social orientation that sometimes seemed like an unbreakable code — even the physical landscape ... from a historic western ranching ... read more

The doctor’s in: Paul Greene stars as sixth season of ‘When Calls the Heart’ premieres

He uses each second to accomplish the many ... Born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Greene grew up on a farm, being taught the importance of family and structure. Scouted from college, Greene started his ... read more


Ryan Poletti grew up in the peaceful, coal-mining town of Hegins where young boys are apparently ... who beat the great Joe Louis en route to a 49-0 pro career. "I don't pattern myself off the way he ... 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 ... read more

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