Week of: March 19, 2018
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Johnstown Featured in A Pennsylvania Story
Linda Thomson

Johnstown, Erie and Bethlehem, are featured in the 2017 edition of A Pennsylvania Story, a publication of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development. A Pennsylvania Story makes the connection between strong communities and thriving businesses, and how each supports the development and growth of the other.

A Pennsylvania Story focuses on three communities that include inspiring stories of local community, business, higher education, and nonprofit leaders — and the collaborative approaches they are taking to overcome the challenges facing their communities.

Click here to read.
Jimma Raco, RNDT Inc. President
RNDT Inc. Receives Woman Owned Business Certification

RNDT Inc. recently received the National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification through Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council. This certification shows that RNDT, Inc. meets the requirements of the Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.
“We are excited about the possibilities this certification brings to not only RNDT, but also the Johnstown area,” said Jimma Raco, President at RNDT. RNDT provides nondestructive testing (NDT) services to the oil and gas, aerospace, and manufacturing industries. The Woman-Owned Small Business Certification will provide RNDT with the ability to bid on state and federal WOSB set-aside contracts, and will also open the door for partnerships with larger corporations. 
The eight-month long certification process fell mostly on Raco and her staff at RNDT. However, she gives credit Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) for providing her company with the direction and insight to obtain the WOSB Certification. “JARI has been a great partner to RNDT over the years and we are grateful for their assistance in obtaining this certification,” added Raco. 
RNDT Inc. is an A2LA ISO-17025 accredited NDT laboratory. The company employs highly trained NDT professionals that hold certifications conforming to the requirements of ASNT SNT-TC-1A CP-189 and National Aerospace Standard NAS-410 Rev. 3. These certifications satisfy national requirements for nondestructive testing personnel. RNDT is headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and has 30 employees.
Upcoming Community Resource Fair
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Bridging Cambria County, a Vision2025 initiative, will be holding a free community resource fair on Thursday, April 12 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Greater Johnstown High School.

The purpose of the resource fair is to provide residents with information on a variety of topics such as social services, education assistance and job seeker services. All agencies, organizations, and service providers who offer services or programs within the Greater Johnstown/Southern Cambria County region are welcome to attend! Click here for flyer details.

If you would like to have a table at the resource fair, please contact Matt Spangler, United Way Community Relationship Manager, at Matt@uwlaurel.org , or Debi Balog, JARI Workforce Development Director at Dbalog@jari.com.
Don't Miss the Early Bird Registration!
Debi Balog
Director, Workforce Development

Time is running out to get your registration in at the early bird rate for the 2018 Cambria County Job Fair. Register by April 6, 2018 for the Early Bird discount of only $95! All registrations after April 6th will be $120.

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

For exhibitor registration 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 .
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