SA Defense Industry Adjustment Initiative Training Programs

The JARI Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in conjunction with the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission and other regional development partners, with support of the Commonwealth of PA, are offering training to eligible businesses at no cost. This training is made possible through a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) grant to assist defense contractor’s transition into new markets.
The training is available to eligible businesses at no cost if a company representative successfully completes the training. Eligible businesses must reside within the six-county region of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon or Somerset counties. Companies must have been or still be a registered DoD contractor. All training will be conducted in the Johnstown area and pre-registration is required. The upcoming training sessions are as follows:
  • Advanced Sales  – July 20, August 3, August 22, & September 12, 2016
  • Marketing & Communications Training (2.5 days)   – July 28, August 18, & September 22
  • International Emerging Markets – August 9, 2016


Don’t miss this opportunity to participate! Companies can register for one or all of the classes. Complete details can be found here.

Lenora Leasure
PTAC Program Manager

Lunch & Learn: Creating the Perfect Elevator Pitch

Lunch & Learn:
Creating the Perfect Elevator Pitch
Thursday, July 7th, 2016

12 PM – 1:15 PM

JARI Center for Business Development
160 Jari Drive in Richland

Click here to view the flyer and registration.

Click here to view the full press release.

President of Prime Design Solutions, Brian Law, will share his expertise in developing a sales pitch that’s short enough to be delivered during an elevator ride. Attendees will learn to create a good overview of what your company has to offer, and how to concisely convey that information to potential clients.

The cost to register is $5 per person, and lunch will be provided. To register please return the attached registration form, visit and click on the calendar to access the registration forms, or contact Lauren Brewer at . Please register by Wednesday, July 6th. No shows and cancellations on the day of the event will be billed.

Lunch and Learn: Marketing Panel


Dr. Randy Frye (St. Francis University); Jean Solarczyk (Wessel & Company); Lori Baumgardner (1st Summit Bank); Ryan Gindlesperger (1st Team Advertising) will be answering questions and offering advice about marketing.


Thursday, June 23
JARI Center for Business Development
12:00 PM  – 1:15 PM

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Cost is $5 per person and lunch is provided. To register please click here for the registration form or contact Lauren Brewer at . Please register by Wednesday, June 22.

Cambria County Job Fair

May 3, 2016

1:00 – 5:00 PM

Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center

301 Napoleon Street, Johnstown, PA  15901

For information on vendors and available job opportunities, click here.

JARI PTAC Announces Supplier Briefing



JOHNSTOWN, PAThe JARI PTAC, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin AeroParts, Inc., will hold a supplier briefing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center. Lockheed Martin Small Business/Supplier Diversity will present information on how to market core capabilities, technologies, and inventions to Lockheed Martin’s engineers, as well as procurement and program managers.


Registration for the event is free and the deadline is Friday, May 27, 2016.  The briefing will begin at 9 a.m. with sign-in staring at 8:30 a.m.


The JARI PTAC is one of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers that work with companies interested in selling to federal, state, and local government agencies or to their supply chains. Our specialists provide a wide range of no– or low-cost services to help you succeed in this trillion dollar marketplace. If you would like to register for the briefing or would like more information, please contact Lenora Leasure, JARI PTAC program manager, at (814) 254-4022 or .


Cambria County Job Fair

May 3, 2016
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Frank J. Pasquerilla
Conference Center
301 Napoleon Street
Johnstown, PA 15901

For more information, contact JARI Director of Workforce Development Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or .

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Are you an employer looking to connect with
hundreds of qualified applicants?
Click here to view the sponsor/vendor flyer and
obtain the registration forms.

2016 Attending Employers
(Updated Daily)

Church of the Brethren Home
Bedford-Somerset MH/MR
DRS Technologies
St. Francis University – Adult Degree
First Commonwealth Bank
South Hills School of Business & Technology
North American Hoganas
Forever Media
Geneva College Dept. of Professional Leadership
Veteran Community Initiatives
Mount Aloysius College
Cambria Residential Services
Clearfield County Career and Technology Center
The Atrium
Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center
Triangle Tech
Quality Life Services, Inc.
The Learning Lamp
Department of Human Services
Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development
Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries
Riggs Industries
US Army and Army Reserves
Advanced Office Systems, Inc.
WCCC Senior Community Service Employment Program
Hoss’s Steak and Seahouse / Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co.
PA State Police – Pittsburgh
PA State Police – Harrisburg
Kelly Services, Inc.
Westmont Woods/Quality Life Services
DBD Staffing
QNS Recruiting
H&R Block
Advanced Auto Parts
Professional Family Care Services
Cambria County Child Development Corporation
FCI  – Loretto
JWF Industries
Safari Contract Cleaners
Crown American Associates
Laurel View Village
Home Solutions
LifePoint Health Business Services
Ameriserv Bank
Peerstar, LLC
Valley Community Services
Giant Eagle
Interim Healthcare
Cambria-Rowe Business College
Combined Insurance
Cambria County Assistance Office
Christian Home of Johnstown

Lunch & Learn: Business Websites


Prime Design Solutions President set to discuss topics surrounding business website management and analysis. 


Thursday, Jan. 14
JARI Center for Business Development
12:00 PM  – 1:15 PM

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To register please click here for the registration form or contact Suzanne Grove at . Please register by Tuesday, Jan. 12.