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?

Blair BASICS Virtual Career Fair Launches on YouTube

With the help of businesses and professionals across Blair County, BASICS has created a virtual career fair that delivers career information to educators, students and others. These short videos are collected on our YouTube video channel, Blair BASICS Virtual Career Fair. Thumbnails and links are also available for download on this PDF. See the Career Fairs page for more information.

New Video Supports School Attendance

The Healthy Blair County Coalition's Youth Connection Task Force has created a new video that helps parents, students and the community at large understand the scope and causes of the school attendance problem in Blair County and offers practical solutions. Please click HERE to view.

Career Shadowing Week Has Been Postponed

Due to the pandemic, Career Shadowing has been rescheduled and will be offered in the fall to both juniors and seniors in high school. Dates for the fall, as well as the Tool Kit and Brochure, will be updated as soon as they are confirmed. For more information, please contact Judy Rossi at djrossi1@verizon.net or (814) 695-0433.