DADS MATTER CDL Training

Fayette County Head Start Event

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Beaver County Head Start Event

Click the link below to read about (and see the pictures) of the Beaver County Head Start's most recent family event!  Splashing into Success

Transitioning Back to School

Transitioning back to school is an exciting time for most but can be a little scary too.  Please click on the link below to read about activities and tasks to get the children back into the swing of learning!  Transitioning back to school

EARN Corner is Here to Stay!!

PIC's "EARN Corner" has been an overwhelming success!  Click on the link to find out how is all started and how you can participate!  EARN Website Article

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Head Start / Early Head Start FAQs The Private Industry Council discusses frequently asked questions for Head Start and Early Head Start students. Private Industry Council operates the Head Start / Early Head Start program for Beaver and Fayette Counties in the...

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The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.’s DADS MATTER program has developed a partnership with the Douglas Education Center to deliver a Commercial Driver’s License customized program for our DADS MATTER program participants. Each interested Dad in our program will be afforded the opportunity to gain this valuable credential as well as a HAZMAT endorsement. This seven week training will be available in both day and evening options to fit the individual schedule of our enrolled Dads.

Eligible DADS MATTER participants can be in pursuit of employment or already working and want this certification to advance in the company they are with or give them additional opportunity for higher family sustaining income. The enormous demand for truck drivers in the three county service area of Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland provides historic opportunity for each graduate to achieve annual salary averages of over $65,000 for first time drivers. The salary as well as flexible schedules will allow our DADS MATTER enrollees to earn a great income while spending quality time with their children. 

Our core program model builds on a practice of educating father’s to play a pivotal role in their child’s lives through direct behavioral demonstration and also understanding the sense of pride and understanding that both the Dad and child receive when the father can provide a stable economic certainty to the child. The program helps to instill an ability to overcome barriers and seek out resources to create a relationship with their child that is stable and long lasting. 

The CDL training opportunity is combined with a larger workforce development program that also provides short term certifications in OSHA, Forklift, Behavioral Skills, ServSafe and Gas and Oil programs such as Safeland/Safegulf. Our staff works diligently to leverage many resources from the Private Industry Council organization and many other community groups to create the pathway for our Dads to succeed in regards to their family and with their own personal goals that lead to long term success. 

For more information or to refer someone to the DADS MATTER CDL program contact Andy Dorsey at 724-836-2600 or 724-684-4058. To participate, you must be a resident of Fayette, Washington or Westmoreland County and be in a fathering role.