About Us

Who We Are

 

The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, that operates employment, education, and training programs in southwestern Pennsylvania, with a particular emphasis in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. PIC has strategically located offices throughout Beaver, Fayette and Westmoreland counties to assist youth, adults, dislocated workers, and the economically disadvantaged in attaining educational achievement, supporting their family growth, and obtaining and retaining employment.

The organization works every day to educate, encourage, and empower family and individual development and to create career enhancement opportunities through training and workforce development, which will perpetuate and improve the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania.

PIC operates over two dozen programs through an organizational structure of three divisions: Early Childhood Development, Education, and Workforce Development. PIC is governed by a fifteen-member Board of Directors and employs over 300 full-time and part-time professionals to provide services and reach the goals and objectives set forth in each of its employment, educational, and training programs. PIC’s services include programs in the areas represented by its three divisions. Presently, PIC:

  • Administers Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Fayette and Beaver Counties
  • Is a state certified Pearson Vue and GED® test center
  • Operates various in-school, out-of-school and after-school youth programs
  • Provides training and education programs through its licensed school, the Education and Technology Institute (ETI)
  • Provides services in job search assistance, labor market information, job listings, and job marketing
  • Provides services in job training, job placement, assessments and career counseling

Both Westmoreland and Fayette counties strongly rely on PIC’s adult literacy program. The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board has identified PIC as the Title 1 provider of services. PIC is the premier provider of job placement and workforce development in Westmoreland County. PIC is also the primary provider of the welfare-to-work programs and case management services in both counties. Additionally, PIC is the operator of the Westmoreland, Alle-Kiski, and Fayette Pennsylvania CareerLink® centers. These are important and unique roles that PIC plays to provide much needed services to the people in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.

How We Provide Services

The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives funding from numerous sources to administer over two dozen programs throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, with an emphasis in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.

The US Department of Health and Human Services

The Pennsylvania State Department of Public Welfare

The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

The Pennsylvania Department of Education

Various Private Foundations

History

 

The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As a community-based organization, PIC empowers individuals and families to reach greater levels of self-sufficiency by reducing barriers to employment from cradle to career. By offering preschool services, academic support, specialized training, skills assessment, job search assistance, and support of businesses’ needs, PIC helps to create a vibrant workforce and strengthen the local economy.

1983

PIC was established in 1983 to administer employment and training programs for economically disadvantaged individuals in Westmoreland and Fayette counties, Pa., and to oversee the operation of the Federated Jobs Training Partnership Act (JTPA), now the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Over the course of the past three decades, PIC has diversified its services to provide comprehensive support to those facing economic and social barriers throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

1994

PIC became the grantee for the Fayette County Head Start program.

1997

PIC became the grantee for the Early Start program

2007

PIC expanded their Early Childhood Development Division to also include the PA Pre-K Counts program in 2007.

2013

PIC became the grantee for the Head Start Beaver County program

2017

PIC became the grantee for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership

Over the past three decades, PIC has served over 80,000 individuals of all ages and currently operates over two dozen programs in three divisions: Early Childhood Development, Education, and Workforce Development. Our programs are recognized leaders in all three divisions. A team of over 300 employees helps to deliver job search assistance, adult education, workforce training, early childhood education, after-school programs for youth, and much more. Our Workforce Development Division is responsible for providing job search assistance, on-the-job training, aptitude assessments, and direct placement of those enrolled in our workforce development programs and through our one-stop career centers. Our Early Childhood Development Division has served the families of the local area through school readiness, family engagement and other services provided through Head Start, Early Head Start and PA Pre-K Counts programs.

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.

Executives

Shujuane Martin
President / CEO

Rachel Stickle
Chief Financial Officer

Sean Sypolt
VP of Business Service

Holly Peton
Controller

Stacy Harris
VP of Early Childhood

Michel Keller
VP of Education & Workforce Development

Directors

Tami Ozegovich
Director of Head Start/
Early Head Start
of Beaver County

Ericka Thomas
Director of Head Start/
Early Head Start
of Beaver County

Shannon Singosky
Director of Workforce
& Economic Development

Assistant Directors

Lori Bowers
Assistant Director of
Head Start/ Early Head Start
of Fayette County

Kristin Folk
Assistant Director of
Head Start/ Early Head Start
of Beaver County