But can you upskill all of them? A look at what’s going on around the coal mining communities paints a different picture. Even with subsidies, and smart entrepreneurs trying to teach coding, etc. it’s a minority of former miners that are willing to engage in the upskilling. My feeling is that it’s more about fighting human nature to change than the actual upskilling.

Chief Editor at The Aleph Report (@thealeph_report), CEO at Press42.com, Cofounder & associated editor @tech_eu, former editor @KernelMag.

Chief Editor at The Aleph Report (@thealeph_report), CEO at Press42.com, Cofounder & associated editor @tech_eu, former editor @KernelMag.