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.
There is a significant demand for new workers in the local coal mining industry as the existing workforce reaches retirement age. This provides a great opportunity for youth seeking long-term, family-sustaining careers.
Children in preschool classrooms have a fascination with the creative arts that can be cultivated at an early age in classrooms and in their homes. Self-expressive art activities can encourage children to become confident in themselves through listening, observing, and experimenting. Through...
PIC's Family Literacy program will be holding an event in December. Please click here for further information.
Even though the unemployment rate is hovering at 7.3%, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (October 2013), many workers will be able to land temporary employment during the holiday season. Such seasonal employment helps both the stores and the employees who fill these short-term...
In October 2012, several members of PIC's staff attended the Summer Changes Everything Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. This annual conference focuses on best practices for summer learning, providing youth with unique and educational summer learning opportunities, and developing a community of...