What is BASICS?

BASICS (Businesses and Schools Investing in Cooperative Solutions), a program of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to fostering a strong partnership between our schools and the business community and communicating career choices to students, parents, and educators, so they can prepare themselves today for the challenges of tomorrow.

What's Happening?

BASICS/Rotary Career Fair Scheduled for April 28, 2021

The BASICS/Rotary Career Fair, which provides high school sophomores from ten area schools the opportunity to learn about careers both inside and outside of Blair County, will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Blair County Convention Center. The event was postponed earlier this year due to Covid-19.

Business Mentors Wanted for YEA!

Be a Business Mentor for the start-up businesses of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Your assistance provides a tremendous opportunity for the students as they formulate their business plans and grow their businesses from just an idea to a well thought out plan. In the process, you will have the opportunity to work with some really great students! For more information, contact Royce Ann Boyd, Program Manager, at royceaboyd@outlook.com. Sessions start in January. The deadline to register to become a mentor is December 8, 2020.

Career Shadowing Moved to March 2021

Career Shadowing will be offered March 22 - 26 this coming Spring due to the pandemic. The subcommittee hopes that by that time in-person shadowing will be possible. Students need to complete their applications online by Friday, January 15, 2021.