Founded in 1983, the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates employment, education, and training programs in southwestern Pennsylvania. PIC assists youth, adults, dislocated workers, and the economically disadvantaged in reaching their educational goals, supporting their family growth, and obtaining training and employment.
Building tomorrow’s workforce in southwestern Pennsylvania through early childhood development, employment and training, education, and business services. We support this Mission by:
Strengthening the economy by improving the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania.
We strive for the highest level of performance and excellence in all we do. This means meeting all contractual, programmatic, and fiscal goals on an individual, team, and corporate basis.
We endeavor to have the best possible relationship with all our stakeholders – funders, local communities, customers, employees, and collaborators – by being responsive to their needs, treating them with respect, and exceeding their expectations.
We do so with the commitment, enthusiasm, flexibility, positive attitude, proactive approach, and teamwork necessary for continual success.
The Private Industry Council’s early childhood programs are starting to implement the use of iPads in their classrooms. They will be using the devices starting this fall to enhance the Teaching Strategies GOLD program that is required of each classroom.
For an early childhood educator, transition means to move from one specific thing to the next. Children transition from crawling to walking, from walking to running, and from home to school. I have discussed these processes with many parents and explained how they can support their child at every...
The Private Industry Council (PIC) annually recognizes three Divisional Employees of the Year. In late spring, staff members submit nominations, putting forward names of colleagues who have demonstrated exceptional knowledge of their respective programs, perform their job duties well, and put...
The Private Industry Council’s PA Pre-K Counts Partnership of Fayette provides an exceptional learning opportunity for preschoolers.
Quiz time! What is the only substance found naturally in three forms—solid, liquid, and gas? The answer: Water! Of course, you know that it is a liquid, its solid form is ice, and when it is steam, it is a gas! It really is an amazing substance, and there is no better time to explore the...