Week of: April 29, 2019
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Debi is shown here with student speaker, Shaun Patrick Murphy, who delivered an inspirational speech.
Director Presents Keynote Address
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Debi Balog, Director, Workforce Development presented the Keynote Address for the Commonwealth Technical Institute (CTI) @ Hiram G. Andrews (HGA) Spring 2019 graduation ceremony. Fifty-nine graduates from various areas of study were joined by family, friends, faculty and staff to celebrate their achievements.

It was a day of successes as well as hope for the future. Debi helped to honor each graduate by joining Jill Moriconi, director of HGA, with the presentation of their diplomas and degrees. The ceremony was followed by a festive reception prepared by the culinary arts students. 

CTI expressed their appreciation in the following statement: "Many thanks to our loyal friend and supporter Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) Workforce Development Director, Debi Balog, for delivering our Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony’s keynote address. Our partnership with JARI has created many opportunities for workforce development."

Congratulations to the graduates on their success and best wishes for their next adventures!  
Cambria County Job Fair To Be Held Next Week
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Please share with job seekers: Area residents are encouraged to visit the Cambria County Job Fair on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. The 2019 job fair will host 86 employers featuring approximately 1000 job openings throughout Cambria and Somerset Counties.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with regional employers from a variety of sectors, including health care, manufacturing, business services, retail, and government. Job seekers of all ages are encouraged to attend and to bring their resumes. Attendance is at no cost to participants.

For a complete list of attending employers, click here .
JARI PTAC Announces Supplier Briefings
Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

What do our local companies look for in a supplier? Join us on Thursday, May 30, 2019 for a free, special presentation by Martin-Baker America and Kongsberg Protech Systems USA to hear about their current supplier needs and how to attract their business. 

Martin-Baker America, Inc., with a primary focus in supporting defense, strives to be the global provider of choice for the world’s most advanced ejection seats, crashworthy seats, and associated safety systems. Kongsberg is the world-leading provider of remote weapon systems, including the PROTECTOR family of remote weapon stations ranging from the man portable Super Lite to the Medium Caliber Turret PROTECTOR MCT-30. Both companies require a diverse supply chain. See the event flyer here for additional information.  

Seating is limited and preregistration is required, so register today by clicking here . The deadline for registration is May 24, 2019. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Lenora Leasure, JARI PTAC program manager, at lleasure@jari.com or (814) 254-4022.  
JARI Partnering with US Census Bureau for Census 2020

JARI is excited to announce that we are partnering with the US Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented.

Every 10 years, the the US Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government.

To learn about the upcoming census, click here .
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