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Rico Grimm schreibt über wirtschaftliche und politische Zusammenhänge für Medien wie Krautreporter, Capital, Business Punk und Zeit Online. Wenn er dafür den Schreibtisch verlässt, nimmt er immer die Kamera mit. Seine Lieblingsfrage ist: Warum?
Das zeigt dieser Text, der ein Pilotprojekt in Kentucky, in Coal Country, verfolgt. Ich bin beeindruckt von der Energie, die aus diesem Projekt sprüht. Einfach machen.
The job, they determined, would start with a 22-week training program to learn how to code. Trainees would be paid $15 an hour, which came from federal funds pumped through a regional economic development agency. That’s less than miner wages, but it was better than working at the McDonald’s double-lane drive-thru downtown. Then, after those 22 weeks, Justice and Parrish would put up three dollars for every one from the government and build a coding team that could take on real, paying work. One of Justice’s takeaways from the management book Antifragile was that everyone needs “skin in the game”: Parrish and Justice would be investing in major capital for the miners to learn, and also be on the hook to drum up clients.The miners would have to learn or they would be fired, and if too many of them failed, so would the business. Conversely, if everything worked, they would all make money, and the miners would have some of the first coding jobs in Appalachia.When BitSource started advertising the job, Justice was hoping for 50 applications. In the end, they got 900.