WISE, Va. –  A brand new non-profit is working to help people in southwest Virginia who find themselves out of work. They have developed a program to assist coal miners who are looking for new jobs.

The Foundation for Appalachian Advancement just received their non-profit status about three months ago, and they’re already getting to work. One of their big initiatives is a Coalfield Assistance Program. That program will help provide educational opportunities for displaced miners to transfer their skills to new jobs.

Vice President Gary Stratton says a lot of the funding available for those workers is for four-year degrees, but there’s also a need to putting those trades to work quickly…

Read the full article at – http://www.wcyb.com/news/Organization-forms-to-help-put-miners-back-to-work/30667354

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