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JARI Gets $25,000

Johnstown Area Regional Industries announced Wednesday that they got $25,000 contribution from AT&T to help area adults prepare for college and jobs.

JOHNSTOWN, CAMBRIA COUNTY--- Johnstown Area Regional Industries announced Wednesday that they got $25,000 contribution from AT&T to help area adults prepare for college and jobs.

‘This funding is going to allow JARI to do an outreach campaign to help people get the information they need to complete their degree,” said Linda Thomson, President of JARI.

The money will go to JARI's Workforce Development Program to support an initiative designed to encourage adults to enroll or re-enter college so they can earn a degree and more successfully compete in the current job market.  The announcement was made during a special event at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.
  "The community-wide initiative will provide an open forum to discuss and address degree completion and the need for some type of post-secondary education with credentials," said Thomson.  "Support from AT&T will help prepare our region's residents for available jobs

Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic, said a post-secondary education is critical for success in today's competitive digital age.  "Pennsylvania's businesses have an enormous stake in the success of our fellow Pennsylvanians," said Schweder.  "In today's intensely competitive global marketplace, we work with organizations like JARI to equip adults in the region with the tools they will need for success in college and on the job." 

For questions or additional information on the program, contact Debi Balog at 814-262-8366.

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