Changing The Economic Driving Force In Rural Appalachia From Coal To Code
Mined Minds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, with the mission of growing tech hubs in areas of economic need within rural Appalachia. We do this by working with training providers to grow a talented and diverse workforce, as well as working to create and bring new career opportunities to the region.
Mined Minds Foundation believes anyone can have a successful career in the technology industry, and that socioeconomic factors should not be a barrier to entry. We also understand that talent in the software development sector is hard to come by, overpriced, and that the workforce is severely lacking in diversity. By creating new pools of software developers in low-cost areas, the tech industry benefits through availability of an increased onshore workforce, and local communities increase the diversification of their economies.
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All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our Employer Identification Number is 81-2628941.
Amanda Laucher and Jonathan Graham (March 29, 2018)
Jonathan Graham (July 13, 2017)
Jonathan Graham (July 11, 2017)
Funded by the Appalchian Regional Committee (ARC) ARCODE grant, awarded to Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board, Mined Minds is offering a free 32-week training program in the fundamentals of software development.
Before registering interest, please download Booeys game on your phone, and complete as many levels as you can. The game exposes players to five aptitudes critical to technical careers. You are not required to complete all levels, and you will be asked your thoughts on the game during the interview process.