Read how ARCODE, an ARC POWER grant, is helping Mined Minds further their mission.
Today we started our first Train the Trainers training!
We're very excited to announce that Mined Minds will be partnering on ARCODE, a project to bring coding opportunities to WV and PA, funded by a $1.5M ARC POWER grant.
Celebration time, as our Pittsburgh techhire group graduates!
We had a great time meeting with BitSource and South Fayette School District for a Remake Learning event, with a write-up in TribLive.
Super excited to move into our newly reburbished office in Clendenin, WV.
ThinkProgress writes about coal, Greene County, and us.
Thoughts from PayScale on "Coal Miners Into Computer Programmers"
Is coding the new coal? Nice write-up in NextPittsburgh featuring our very own Josh McNett.
Nice article about our mission in Next Pittsburgh!
Honored to be in the Smart Business Pittsburgh Who to Watch list for 2017!
Read more about our TechHire partnership with Partners4Work here.
Congratulations to our first WV graduates: Mike, Jeremy, Jacob, Susan, Adam, Cyndi, Stephanie, and Maxx! All have offers of employment and are excited to start their software development careers. And a special thanks to Senator Joe Manchin and General James Hoyer for speaking at the graduation ceremony.
Second new class start of the week, this time in Pittsburgh in partnership with Partners4Work and TechHire. Exciting to see so many new faces!
We have started a new training class, involving 'pods' of students in different locations across PA and WV, including students of Clarion University and Community College of Allegheny County.
Co-founder Jonathan Graham represented Mined Minds at the White House Summit on Building the Tech Workforce of Tomorrow
Quite incredible what the Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy class accomplished in a weekend. Read the blog to find out more.
We're very excited to be running our first coding weekend at Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy!
Congratulations to our newest graduates: John, Cheri, Caleb, and Josh! All have offers of employment and are excited to start their software development careers.
We're pleased to have been accepted as a partner with 3 Rivers WIB on a TechHire grant to train a diverse software development workforce in the Pittsburgh region.
Lot's of interest at the South Charleston job fair - we'll be in touch with everyone that expressed interest in training with us.
We were honored to be asked to host a Department of Community and Economic Development meeting (read more in the Observer-Reporter and the Hearld Standard). Lots of potential for south west Pennsylvania to diversify its economy, and we're excited to be a part of it!
Check out our podcast with NPR about teaching struggling coal miners a new career in the technology industry.
We'll be holding informational sessions for our Charleston WV training course on Friday, August 5th at 5 pm, and Saturday, August 6th at 1 pm. Join us at South Charleston Library (312 4th Ave, South Charleston) to find out more.
New month and new office space - very exciting!
Honored to be featured in a PBS NewsHour article.
We're excited to announce details of our first course in West Virginia! The 4-month course will start on August 16th, with on-site training every Tuesday at BridgeValley Community and Technical College, South Charleston. Join us for informational sessions at South Charleston Library (312 4th Ave, South Charleston) on Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30 pm, and Wednesday, July 27th at 10 am.
Full house for our first informational session, so we will be holding another on Thursday, July 14th, at 5:30 pm. More details on our Facebook page.
PRESS RELEASE: CCAC partners with Mined Minds Foundation to pave the way for new programming careers in Southwestern Pennsylvania
We will be holding an informational session for our new training courses on Sunday, July 10th, at 2 pm. Join us at 145 W High St, Waynesburg PA 15370, to find out what is involved, the careers that you can expect at the end, and how to apply.
Sign-up is now open for our next full-time course, run in conjunction with Community College of Allegheny County. The course starts August 1st, and will run from our Waynesburg PA office.
Renovations have begun on the new Mined Minds office space - opening July 2016!
Mined Minds Foundation has received its official 501(c)(3) non-profit status. We can now accept contributions to help us with our mission of providing training, education, and job-placement support for displaced, dislocated, and disadvantaged workers that would like to start a career within the technology industry.
Check out the CNN article about what we are doing at Mined Minds!
We're excited to announce to be working with Kiva, "a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty".
Check out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the work that we are doing within the coal towns of Pennsylvania.