WEKU covered the KSEC Just Transition Working Group's Solutions Spotlight on Appalachia's growing tech industry. For this Spotlight, Shawn Lind of Appalshop’s new Mines to Minds Program and Izzy Broomfield from Mountain Tech media spoke to how they see this new industry playing a role in a just, economic transition and how young people can prepare themselves for careers in technology without having to leave the region.
The Solution's Spotlights are part of the JTWG's bigger project, The Solutions Tour, an effort to ensure that youth voices are a part of the discussion around economic transition, that young people know how to engage in economic decision making in their communities, and to show that people are already forging their own paths towards a diversified economy in Central Appalachia.
Excerpt from "SE Ky Meetings Aim to Help Workers Move into Tech Jobs:"
The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is sponsoring the Solution Spotlight sessions.