Would you pay $117,647.06 to teach a coal miner information technology?
Well, Americans already have. Kelsey Harkness reported in The Daily Signal that the Kentucky coal country section of former president President Barack Obama’s 2015 TechHire Initiative cost $2 million, but only yielded 17 IT jobs.
TEKY enrolled 49 Kentuckians in Big Sandy Community and Technical College with the goal of getting them into tech sector jobs. One of them, Amanda Tackett, claims she was cut from the program within the first month, though a spokesperson says she left "of her own accord."
The program partnered with Louisville software company Interapt, who were supposed to provide employment to participants after they successfully finished.
Chris Salcedo talked about the expensive endeavor on Thursday's "Chris Salcedo Show" and said, “That’s what we call Democrat efficiency, folks.”