Week of: December 10, 2018
JARI is the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani visits Somerset Career and Technology Center
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Eileen Cipriani, Deputy Secretary for workforce development in Pa Department of Labor and Industry visited Somerset County Technology Center on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. Ms. Cipriani a nnounced a newly registered early childhood apprenticeship, in cooperation with The Learning Lamp, Penn Highlands, and PA CareerLink.

Additionally, Deputy Secretary and attendees toured the Early Childhood Education, Machinery, and Welding workshops and spoke abou t JARI's training-to-careers grant through Gov. Tom Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative that has funded displaced workers to go through welding courses at local Career and Technology Schools in the region, including SCTC.
A panel of individuals including SCTC’s Principal Matt Danel, Dan Liess of Leiss Tool & Die, SCTC's Early Childhood Education Instructor Michele Fochtman, Deputy Secretary Eileen Cipriani, President of Penn Highlands Community College Walter Asonevich, and Pa Senator Pat Steffano spoke to students in Early Childhood Education, Machinery, and Welding programs about upcoming and current apprenticeship opportunities.
Grand Opening - Ribbon Cutting for Cruise Planners/AE Travel
José Luis Otero
Entrepreneurial and Procurement Specialist

Congratulations, Anita Rummel, for the opening of Cruise Planners on Scalp Avenue in Johnstown! We wish her much success in 2019 and for many years to come.

If you are like Anita, or know someone like her, and want to become a business owner or entrepreneur in our region, reach out today to begin building a pathway to entrepreneurship. Please contact José Luis Otero at (814) 254-4023 or JOtero@jari.com .
2019 All Industry Partnership Schedule
Debi Balog
Director, Economic Development
Please mark your calendars. The All Industry Partnership meeting schedule for 2019 is listed below:

  • February 8th
  • May 17th
  • September 13th
  • November 8th

The purpose of the Industry Partnerships is to facilitate collaboration among members in an effort build workforce capacity, share best practices, and leverage resources for employee recruitment and training. 

All meetings will be held at 8:30 AM at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College (Richland Campus) unless otherwise noted. Project teams will meet as needed.

If you would like more information on JARI Industry Partnerships, please contact Debi Balog at  dbalog@jari.com  or by phone at (814) 262-8366.
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