Lifelong Learning for a Successful Workforce

Who We are

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.

Our Mission

Building tomorrow’s workforce in southwestern Pennsylvania through early childhood development, employment and training, education, and business services. We support this Mission by:

Providing assistance to employers to meet their workforce needs.
Identifying and removing employment barriers for individuals and families. Committing to a holistic approach in education, empowerment, and lifelong learning.

Our Vision

Strengthening the economy by improving the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Our Values

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.

  • Mill Run Head Start/Early Head Start Parent Event

                 On October 27, 2016 the Mill Run PIC (Parents Impacting their Child’s Success) Head Start/Early Head Start Parent Group held a Fall Festival Event from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Mill Run Head Start/Early Head Start Center. The events are held to promote parent and child interaction while...

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  • Surpassing the Goal!

    The Foster Grandparent Program of Southwestern PA sponsored by the Private Industry Council partnered with Jumpstart Pittsburgh, Read for the Record celebration on October 27th, 2016.  Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a national campaign that was launched over a decade ago to address the...

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         All states except South Dakota and Florida have car seat regulations for children birth to age eight. Just recently Pennsylvania becomes one of four states implementing a new car seat law stating that all children the age of 2 and under remain in a rear-facing car seat. Pennsylvania is one of...



    Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County is supporting the statewide effort by PennDOT to promote public awareness and education on with school bus safety with Operation Safe Stop.On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, during National School Bus Safety Week (October 17th through October 21st),...


  • Pets in the Classroom

    When setting up their classrooms, teachers spend many hours to make sure it is the most beneficial for their students learning. They plan for the layout design, decorations on the wall, supplies, toys, and even for a classroom pet. At Head Start of Fayette County’s North Union classroom, Ms....

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