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Job training and higher ed put coal miners on a new path

Clip: 09/12/2017 | 7m 5s

Coal miners in the heart of Appalachia face unemployment and uncertainty as the expansion of automation and natural gas threatens the industry that’s been an economic bedrock. But a West Virginia nonprofit matches displaced workers to sustainable jobs in agriculture or carpentry while helping them pursue associate degrees. Hari Sreenivasan reports as part of our series, Rethinking College.

Aired: 09/12/17

Rating: NR

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