2017 Workforce Consortia Meeting Schedules

The calendars have been set for 2017 JARI Consortia meetings.  The list of meeting dates and consortia information can be found on our website.
The year will “kick off” with the Manufacturing meeting at 8:00 am on January 10 at Greater Johnstown High School.  Members will have the opportunity to tour the shops and interact with students.  The Business and Education Consortium will be held at 8:00 am on January 13.  Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley will host the meeting and provide an overview of their programs and services.  Full agendas will be released 2 weeks prior to the meetings.

If you are interested in participating and/or obtaining additional information, please contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or by sending e-mail to .

V25 Annual Celebration to be Held Next Week!

Don’t miss our first-ever Annual Celebration, to be held December 15 at 5:30 pm, at Aces in Cambria City! Join us for a holiday-themed party where capture teams and special guests will be presenting all the great things that are happening in Johnstown! Let’s celebrate, learn and network about the various V25 initiatives that have developed over the past year. All interested persons are invited to attend this free event. Hors D’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.

New Holiday Inn Express Opens in Richland

The Holiday Inn Express in Richland Township held their grand opening event on Monday, December 5. The new building was built in the same location that the former Holiday Inn Express building once stood. The Holiday Inn Express consists of 75 standard rooms, 18 suites, an outdoor pool, fitness center, free WiFi, business shuttle and two business spaces.
To view photos or book a reservation, visit their website.

Mount Aloysius College Expands Facility

Mount Aloysius College broke ground on Friday, December 2 for the college’s future Learning Center for Health Science and Technology. The project will modernize and expand the college’s health science programs. It is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.
To read the full article from the Tribune Democrat, click the link.

Greenway and Trail Hub Planning Project

Vision 2025 and Discover Downtown Johnstown Partnership are accepting proposals for a one-time contract to perform professional consulting services! These services involve the preparation of planning documents for a proposed greenway and trail hub along Main Street in downtown Johnstown.
Goals include expanding recreation opportunities, celebrating cultural and historic heritage, bolstering economic development, increasing pedestrian and bicyclist mobility and promoting healthy lifestyles.
Interested consultants should visit our website.


Electromet Corporation (located in Richland Twp., Johnstown PA) is recruiting for individuals who have the following qualifications:



  • Operate standard machine tools to perform a variety of machining operations on work of a repetitive nature involving close tolerances.
  • Operate machine tool controls so as to machine a variety of parts. Primary duties are that of producing parts, but also may perform related bench work.
  • Set ups will be expected as skill and knowledge increase

EDUCATION OR TRADE KNOWLEDGE: General math skills with higher levels a plus. Basic skills to interpret drawings and an understanding of precision measuring instruments and their use.

EXPERIENCE: 1 to 2 years PREFERRED but not required.  Knowledge of basic machining a PLUS. 

See the attachment for additional details and resume submission.  

If you have questions, please contact Debi Balog, JARI Workforce Development Director at or call 814-262-8366.