Area Students Engage With Regional Professionals
Director, Workforce Development
On Thursday, October 18, JARI and the Human Resources Association of the Alleghenies (HRAA) hosted the 7th Annual Youth Professional Development Conference (YPDC) at the Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown.
The conference hosted nearly 150 students in grades 10-12 from 10 school districts. Students heard from area business leaders including keynote speaker Brad Burger, President/CEO of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies.
YPDC gives students the opportunity to engage with a variety of business and industry leaders and human resources professionals. Students also attended sessions on mental wellness, physical wellness, social media/cyber security and various career options with regional employers.
Additional community leaders who gave their time as session speakers and panelists include: Mike Stohan, In-Shore Technologies; Sarah Barrett, ACRP; Tonya Spada-Dixon, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center; Paul Forcellini, Tradesman International; Jodi Gill, WTAJ; Steve Jones, Cambria Regional Chamber and Maura McGrath, Holiday Inn Express & Suites
For more information on how you can get involved with the Youth Conference contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or via e-mail