- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MOUNT GAY, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia officials are holding an information session about funds available to help retrain laid-off coal miners and their family members for other kinds of work.

The meeting discuss the federal funding is set to begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Southern Community and Technical College in Mount Gay.

Officials say miners, their spouses and other family members who still live at home can get up to $5,000 per person for training in high-demand fields such as health care, truck driving, welding, electrical engineering, HVAC repair, diesel technology and chemical processing.

Some participants are also eligible for $20 per day allowances aimed at defraying the cost of gas, food and child care for days they’re attending class.




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