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2014-2015 Divisional Employees of the Year

The Private Industry Council (PIC) annually recognizes 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 forth extra effort, going beyond what is required of them.

We are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 honorees:

Early Childhood Development Division

Amy Oldland, Instructor in the Head Start of Fayette County Route 857-2 classroom, was named the Early Childhood Development Divisional Employee of the Year.

According to her nominator, Amy is very knowledgeable of the Head Start Performance Standards and Program Policies. She meets deadlines and has developed a tracking form to ensure she meets requirements. Amy is able to speak to parents to explain the benefits of the program and is willing to do whatever it takes for families to get the best services. She is also willing to volunteer to recruit at special events to obtain program applicants. Her actions show that she puts the children and families first.

Amy led the children in her classroom in the creation of an art mural for submission to the National Head Start Association’s “Head Start My Favorite Part” challenge in December 2014. Her children’s artwork was selected as the winner. As a result, Amy attended the National Head Start Association’s conference in March 2015 and received a framed poster of the artwork, a classroom carpet of the artwork, and a $250 gift card for classroom art supplies. Her successful efforts have helped to bring national recognition for PIC’s Head Start program.

Workforce Development Division

Doug McDonough, Job Developer for the EARN program in Fayette County, was named the Workforce Development Divisional Employee of the Year.

Doug was nominated for his knowledge of the Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program and for his ability to connect outcomes to work habits. Due to his positive work habits, Doug has exceeded his goals for client job placements. Doug has also been recognized for his willingness to volunteer his time and energy to improving other PIC programs. He recruits EARN clients for YACHT (Young Adult Careers with Hands-on Training) program participation and offers assistance and ideas for the PIC Connection Radio and TV shows. His extra efforts are valued as they help increase the performance outcomes of other PIC programs.

Congratulations Amy and Doug! Keep up the great work!

Tim Yucisin, President & CEO; Terri Campbell, Vice President of Operations, Amy Oldland; Debbie Parshall, Child Development and Education Classroom Manager

Tim Yucisin, President & CEO; Terri Campbell, Vice President of Operations, Amy Oldland; Debbie Parshall, Child Development and Education Classroom Manager

Terri Campbell, Vice President of Operations; Doug McDonough; John Evans, Employment Training Supervisor; Sean Sypolt, Vice President of Education & Workforce Development

Terri Campbell, Vice President of Operations; Doug McDonough; John Evans, Employment Training Supervisor; Sean Sypolt, Vice President of Education & Workforce Development