Creator Square launches national call for makers

The Daily American

Creator Square, a makerspace set in the heart of historic Johnstown, is seeking its first cohort of artists, makers and small batch manufacturers. Construction at the Creator Square makerspace and gallery space is on track for completion in spring 2020, and application requirements and details are available at the Creator Square website,

The program is designed to connect world-class and emerging makers with small-batch manufacturing tools and regional entrepreneurial support. It also builds upon the region’s manufacturing heritage and its role in a national “metalsmith revival” and the city’s diverse arts scene.

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Building Maintenance Training Opportunity

JARI is offering a 24 week Building Maintenance training program at no cost to eligible individuals residing in the Minersville, Moxham, Walnut Grove and Kernville Neighborhoods, City of Johnstown.

The program will be conducted by the Commonwealth Technical Institute at Hiram G. Andrews Center and will offer the option to earn industry based credentials that will enable participants to seek employment in public or private schools, apartment buildings, retail facilities, motels or public utilities. Classes are scheduled for March 16th through August 31st. Classes will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Orientation will be held on March 6th at 9:00 A.M.

Seating is limited. Individuals who meet the requirements will be enrolled in the course on a first come basis. If you are interested in learning more about the program and registering for the information session, please contact Debi Balog, Workforce Development Director via e-mail at or by calling (814) 262-8366.

The program is funded through PA Department of Community and Economic Development, Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program.

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