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 .

Learn How to Prevent Shoulder, Back and Neck Injuries


Members of the JARI Manufacturing Consortium invite you to join them for a “mini” workshop on Preventing Neck, Shoulder and Back Injuries on a Manufacturing Floor.  The content will be applicable to a general audience as well.  The workshop presenter is Brian Dillon, DPT, Facility Director/Staff Physical Therapist, PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services.  The workshop will be offered at the Manufacturing Consortium meeting at 8:00 am on November 8 at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Workforce Education Center, Richland Campus (101 Community College Way).  There is no cost to attend.  Click here for the meeting agenda.

If you are interested in attending the workshop and learning more about the manufacturing consortium, please contact Debi Balog at 814-262-8366 or e-mail at