Ben Franklin Technology Partners launches Job Link Program

With funding support from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) has launched a Job Link initiative to help companies in Central and Northern PA find the talent they need. This is a ‘win-win’ opportunity for local talent to find relevant meaningful job opportunities that match local company needs.

Ben Franklin’s Job Link AIMS to create a talent pipeline that connects students, graduates and alumni to area technology and manufacturing companies. The program will:

  • ASSIST all students from freshman to graduate level in identifying internships and other job opportunities that can be the first step to a rewarding career.
  • IDENTIFY projects, internships, and other possibilities within the BFTP portfolio and other regional emerging technology and manufacturing companies.
  • MENTOR alumni and other regional job seekers who are looking to make an exciting career shift.
  • SERVE as a liaison between companies, educational partners, and job seekers

Job Seekers:

While completing your education, work in an industry that is relevant to your studies while helping to advance the competitiveness of the emerging technology companies in our region.


BFTP can help you identify local talent for your projects whether you need an intern for a short time or have an open position to fill.

For more information about the Job Link Program, or to pass along a resume or job posting, contact Talent Scout Mary Kay Williams at or call 814.360.9337.

Job Link History

This two-year grant will focus its efforts on the 25 Appalachian counties within the BFTP-CNP territory which include the following (PA Wilds counties are bold): Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Fulton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Venango and Warren.

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