Lifelong Learning

for a Successful Workforce

Building tomorrow’s workforce in
southwestern Pennsylvania through early
childhood development, employment and
training, education, and business services.

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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.

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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. We strive for lifelong learning for a successful workforce in the region.

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.

Today’s Employers: Outlook for Hiring New Employees

Today's employers are increasingly focused on finding employees who possess a blend of technical and soft skills. In a rapidly evolving job market driven by technology and globalization, companies seek individuals who can adapt quickly to new technologies and...

5th Annual Drone Showcase held at the Private Industry Council in Greensburg, PA

The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC) hosted its 5th Annual Drone Showcase at its main office at 219 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA, on June 26th. 18 of 25 participants from this year’s program were able to demonstrate their skills that were...

The end of the school year brings mixed feelings for teachers and students

The end of the school year is filled with days that are meant to bring extra joy and excitement for the children. Teachers often start a countdown to celebrate the end of the year with their students. The children start talking about who their new teacher might be and...

Grantmaking at the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.: Empowering Communities Through Strategic Investments

Grantmaking is the process through which a nonprofit organization provides financial assistance, typically in the form of grants, to or from other organizations, individuals, or projects that align with its mission and goals. These grants may support a wide range of...

Fayette County Head Start/Early Head Start Hosts 2024-2025 Registration Day

On March 21, 2024, HS/EHS of Fayette County hosted our annual registration day at four of our centers in Fayette County. The event was open to pregnant moms and families with children ages 0-5 that were interested in our program and gave them the option to apply for...

Springfield Pre-K’s Spring Adventures

Spring started out with guessing whether the groundhog would see his shadow or not. We encouraged the children to vote on whether or not we were going to have six more weeks of winter and created a graph to display our data! Those who said we were going to have an...

PIC’s Monessen Summer Camp Students Experience STEAM Related Field Trips

The Private Industry Council organized a STEAM Camp this summer as an extension of the Out-of-School Time After-School Program for Grades 3-5 in Monessen, PA. The Camp went from mid-June through mid-July and students practiced skills related to Science, Technology,...

Tech Tips from the PIC IT Team: Identifying Malicious Links & Messages

In today's digital age, cyber threats like phishing and smishing are prevalent, targeting individuals and organizations alike. Phishing involves deceptive emails that appear to be from legitimate sources, while smishing uses similar tactics via SMS. Recognizing and...

Fayette County Head Start Hosts Munch, Mingle and Move 2024

Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County held their 18th annual Munch, Mingle, and Move Event on May 23, 2024, at the Private Industry Council building in Lemont Furnace, Pennsylvania. The event is based on educating families on good health/nutrition habits. The...

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