A group of students and other youth is sponsoring meetings in southeastern Kentucky aimed at helping workers move into jobs in technology while staying close to home. Whitesburg hosted one of the meetings this past weekend.
The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is sponsoring the Solution Spotlight sessions.
Tracy Blevins, organizer for KSEC's Just Transitions Working Group, says part of the meeting's focus was bridging the gap between training and working in the tech industry “We explored some of the current growth in the tech industry that’s happening in the region and there was also an emphasis on building your skills and creating your own opportunities in that industry.”
Blevins says that might mean developing your own business in areas like web and app development instead of working for someone else. A similar meeting is scheduled for April 15 in Berea.