Start a Career As a Software Developer
Building a Diverse Workforce
Mined Minds believes a diverse workforce is critical to the success of any company and industry. The software development industry in the United States is continuing to expand, but talent is overpriced, and the workforce is severely lacking in diversity. By accepting students into our training program from all backgrounds, we are reaping the benefits of the diverse community that develops.
Our graduates have come from many different backgrounds, including former coal miners, care givers, and high school students, and have ranged in age from 17 to over 50. Amazing energy, and with it amazing teams, comes from a room of people coming together that would not otherwise have interacted.
Speak to previous trainees
If you would like to speak to someone who has gone through our training about what to expect, then please contact us with your details and we will schedule a meeting for you.
"I didn't realise my experience as a coal miner would help me with code, but it does. It's all about solving problems and working as a team - everything I was doing underground, but now in the warm and in a career that will last." - Marv, Software Consultant at Mined Minds
"I was never any good at math and have always been a caregiver, so I assumed I wouldn't be able to be a programmer. I only joined the class to support my daughter, but then I got hooked!" - Heather, Software Consultant at Mined Minds
"Working in the mine I got paid from the neck down; now I get paid for my mind! Life as a coder is so much better than life as a miner." - Josh, Software Apprentice at Mined Minds
"The course is a unique blend of in-class training, peer-pairing, and most importantly hands on experience with real-world projects/apps. It wasn’t easy, but it has enabled me to change careers!" - John, Software Apprentice at Mined Minds
"One week after the devastating flood in WV where we lost a vehicle and my wife narrowly escaped the torrential water, I learned that my contract was not being renewed with the state of WV. We were out a car and I was unemployed. Mined Minds has provided my with the opportunity of a lifetime!" - Jeremy, Apprentice at Mined Minds
Mined Minds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, bringing software development education, training, and job placement services to coal towns of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Please consider supporting our work so that we can bring new career opportunities to more people in need.