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So far, 80 people have received computer coding certificates from Mined Mines. The program has sparked a new initiative to open coding "boot camps" across the state. West Virginia plans to have six camps open by early next year.
"We're not a bunch of idiots out here. We're not a bunch of hillbillies and hill jacks," Buzzard said. "There are some very smart individuals here."
Buzzard's ultimate goal? Helping turn his home from coal country to code country.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
This is where I have serious issues.
If government spent our money wisely then there wouldn't be an issue, but they don't.
The proposal, to be unveiled the same day as Mr. Trump’s 2019 budget, faces long odds on Capitol Hill, where members of both parties — particularly Democrats — are skeptical of any plan that fails to create a dedicated new funding stream to address the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Lawmakers are also doubtful that such a small federal investment will be sufficient to spur an infrastructure spending boom.