Week of: April 15, 2019
JARI is the collaborative force that enhances all aspects of our region to grow a diverse economy and build vibrant communities.
FREE Upcoming Workshops
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

The JARI PTAC has two upcoming workshops:

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Reading a Federal RFP and Proposal Development presented by ALCOSAN
Reading solicitations and preparing proposals can be a daunting task. You need to remain compliant but also want to be competitive. Important sections to note include:
·          Cost Summary
·          Evaluation Criteria
·          Level-of-Effort
What does it all mean?
Learn the ABCs (and D through M) of a Federal RFP at this upcoming workshop. Registration closes Monday, April 22, 2019. Learn more and registe r here .

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - HUBZone - Let's get started!
This is a presentation and in-depth works session on the Federal HUBZone certification for Somerset County businesses. This certification gives businesses a “leg-up” in government contracting and even subcontracting. Seating is very limited and registration closes Monday, April 29, 2019. Learn more and register here .

Please contact us with any questions at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at jariptac@jari.com .  
Students Making Plans for the Future
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

On April 11th, over 400 high school students from 11 Somerset County high schools attended the Somerset County College and Technical Fair.

Students had the opportunity to discuss education and career options with representatives from 59 colleges, technical schools, the military and skilled trade organizations. The fair also included a panel of employers who provided the students with insight on careers within their respective industries as well as information on the importance of critical workplace behaviors. Many thanks to the employers who participated on the panel:

  • Brittany Baker, Marketing Consultant, WJAC-TV
  • Josh Meyers, President, Oak & Acorn Painting & Construction 
  • James Selapack, Sourceree
  • Lauren Thompson, Technical Assistance Advisor, JARI

The fair was hosted by Somerset County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee and the Somerset County Foundation.
Register for the Cambria County Job Fair by April 18th
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

There is still time to register for the 2019 Cambria County Job Fair! All registrations will be $120.

The Cambria County Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, May 7th from 1 PM - 5 PM at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown.

For exhibitor registration, a list of participating companies, and sponsorship information click  here , visit our  website ,   or contact Debi Balog, director of workforce development, at (814) 262-8366 or via email at  dbalog@jari.com .
Upcoming Events:

May 7th

May 29th - 31st
Showcase for Commerce
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