The JARI PTAC, in conjunction with the Somerset County Economic Development Council and the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, will be holding a special presentation and work session on the Federal HUBZone certification on November 14, 2018. Seating is limited and anyone interested in attending is asked to contact Lenora Leasure, JARI PTAC Program Manager for additional details and to register. Please note, if you aren’t able to attend, we do plan to hold additional sessions over the coming months and would still like to hear from you.
Please contact us for any of your government contracting needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at .
The PA CareerLink – Cambria County will be holding a grand opening event of their new location on Thursday, October 25th at 11:00 AM. The new location is in the Cambria County Library located at 248 Main Street in downtown Johnstown. Attendees will be able to take a tour of the new location.
Click here to view flyer details. If you’re interested in attending please RSVP to Karen Reynolds at or (814) 534-2500.
Social media can play an important role in your digital marketing strategy. Tuesday, October 30th, Shelley Johansson, communications specialist for Prime Design Solutions, will give an overview of the most popular social media channels and how to choose which are best for your business. Topics will include:
• Facebook: where friends talk to friends
• Twitter: the social medium of news
• LinkedIn: getting down to business
• Instagram: the visual social medium
• YouTube: promoting your business with video
• Putting it all together: how to integrate social media with your website and marketing strategy
This Lunch & Learn will be held at JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. Click here to register by October 29th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.
You are cordially invited to our biennial one-stop event to increase your bottom line.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 UPJ Murtha Center ~ Johnstown, PA
CONNECT! 2018 will be held at the Murtha Center for Public Service and National Competitiveness at UPJ on October 17, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and participate in presentations addressing:
Introduction to Government contracting
Doing business with PennDOT
Woman-owned business certification
Attendance is $25, seating is limited. Register today as registration closes Monday, October 8th!
Please contact us for any of your government contracting assistance needs at (814) 254-4022 or (814) 254-4023 or via email at .
On Tuesday, October 2nd, nearly 150 individuals completed eight hours of health and safety training and earned 0.8 continuing education credits toward their safety committee and professional certifications at the Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference held at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center.
Thirteen health and safety experts donated their time to offer high-quality workshops on a variety of topics. The information presented will help participants create a safer and healthier work environment.
Many thanks go to the sponsors, speakers and exhibitors for their assistance in making this event a huge success. This year's sponsors include: Titanium - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; Gold - Damin Printing Company, North American Höganäs and PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services; Silver - Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center; and Bronze - S.A. Comunale. For a list of in-kind contributors, vendors and speakers, click here.
Also, a special thank you to the 2018 conference committee: Lauren Brewer, JARI; Daren Cuppett, Ron Donaldson and Kathy Garris, Lockheed Martin AeroParts; George Erisman, Galliker Dairy; Paul Seitz, PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services; Dave Johnson, North American Höganäs and Renee Podlucky.
For more information on the Safety Conference and/or the Safety Industry Partnership, please contact Debi Balog at (814) 262-8366 or via e-mail .
On Thursday, September 6th, Brooke Contacos, PHR, Consultant for HR Consultants, Inc, will present Establishing Compensation Structures. There are far more factors that contribute to compensation than job title or geographical location. Attendees will learn to properly structure and administer a compensation program that will help attract top talent, retain core employees and encourage longevity. They will also be able to establish and maintain an effective compensation administration program that requires three major steps: job analysis, job evaluation and market pricing.
This Lunch & Learn will be held at JARI Center (160 Jari Drive, Johnstown, PA) from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM. The cost to register is $5 per person and lunch will be provided. Click here to register by September 4th. No shows on the day of the event will be billed.
There is still time to register to be a vendor or sponsor at the 16th Annual Alleghenies Regional Safety Conference. This year’s Safety Conference will take place on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 8 AM to 3:30 PM at the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in downtown Johnstown. The Early Bird Registration for vendors is open until September 7th for a low price of $175. All vendor registrations after September 7th will be $300.
Click here for the vendor/sponsorship registration form. If you have any questions, please contact Debi Balog, Director of Workforce Development at (814) 262-8366 or via email at .
We received a suggestion on the schedule for the classes: 2 full (8 hours) days a week for 2.5 weeks. Please let us know your thoughts. Thanks.
Basic Industrial Electricity Training Course
WEDNet funding can be used to help defray the cost of the training. To check your company eligibility, contact Julie Davis at 814-262-3813 or via email at .
JARI and Penn Highlands Community College are hosting a training course on Basic Industrial Electricity. There are 12 seats available to companies who may be interested in participating. Details on the classes are listed below and the course outline is attached.
Location: Penn Highlands Community College, Richland Campus
101 Community College Way
Johnstown, PA 15904
Dates and Times: The first session is scheduled for the week of September 17 and the second session is scheduled for the week of September 24.
Classes will be held from 8:00am to 12:00pm, Monday-Friday over a 2 week period.
Length of Training: 40 hours
Certificates of completion will be provided .
Provider: Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Instructor: Mr. Stan Kieta, President, REAL Controls, Inc.
Cost / Participant: For 8 participants, the cost per person will be $1,000. If we have 12 participants the cost will be $900.00 per person.
Seats will be filled on a first come basis. To reserve seats, please complete the attached registration form and return the form to Lauren at . Also, include the company contact person for billing purposes. Companies will be invoiced individually.
The deadline to reserve seats is August 13. Thank you.
The 28th annual Showcase for Commerce concluded on June 1st. Here are some highlights:
U. S. Senator Bob Casey and U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus supported Showcase for the 6th year
91 exhibitors participated in over 100 booth spaces at Showcase ‘18
88 golfers participated in the 24th annual BAE Systems/Showcase for Commerce golf outing
The BAE Systems Supplier Briefing offered a unique opportunity for one-on-one sessions with representatives and businesses interested in doing business with BAE Systems
The Government Contracting Series “Hot Topics in Government Contracting” provided information to participants concerning certified cost and pricing and indirect rates in addition to other topics
Speakers at the Government Acquisition Leaders Briefings included: U.S. Senator Bob Casey, U.S. Congressman Keith Rothfus, RADM Ronald A. Boxall, Director, Surface Warfare; Mr. Robert Kowalski, Acting Chief of Staff, PEO Ammo; and Dr. Larry Schuette, VP, Lockheed Martin, S&T Engagement
Senator Jack Reed presented the keynote at the John P. Murtha breakfast
Over $100million in contract awards announced at the Showcase Press Conference
Congressman G. T. Thompson and Governor Tom Wolf participated at the Public Exhibition
The Showcase for Commerce Committee thanks the Showcase sponsors, exhibitors, speakers, venue staff and volunteers, and all those behind the scenes who contributed to another successful event.
JARI is facilitating Open Discussion Forums for defense industry employees displaced in 2018. The purpose of the forums is to provide re-employment and support services to participants as they transition into employment.
We invite employers and agencies to attend one of the meetings to discuss support services and job opportunities. Also, we could utilize the skills of human resource professionals and subject matter experts to review and offer tips on resumes, job search resources and interviewing skills.
Participants include individuals that have experience in the following occupations: human resources, graphic design, contract accounting, risk management, contract administration, infrastructure analysis, financial analysis, executive assistance, administrative assistance, contracts administration and government liaison. Each participant has skills, education and experience that may transfer into a number of different industries.
The group meets once a week at the JARI Center in Richland. Meeting days and times are flexible. If you are interested in providing assistance, please contact Debi Balog, Workforce Development Director at 814.262.8366 or via e-mail at .