PIC Hires a New Assistant Director of Education

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Tim Yurcisin, president of the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc., is pleased to announce that Janet Ward has been hired as the Private Industry Council’s assistant director of education, effective August 31, 2010.

Janet is a graduate of Edinboro University with a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education and has received additional leadership training from Duquesne University and the Coro Center for Civic Leadership.

Janet brings to the Private Industry Council thirteen years experience in education management. Prior to accepting employment with PIC she was director of New Century Career Services where she administered the apprenticeship training program for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling Machining Association. Her previous positions also include director of training operations and training services manager for New Century Careers and project manager of the Manufacturing 2000 Program for Steel Center AVTS. Janet’s accomplishments include receiving the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NTMA and the Manufacturing 2000 Program she managed being recognized in FORTUNE MAGAZINE as one of the premier workforce development initiatives in the United States.

In announcing Janet’s employment with PIC, Tim Yurcisin expressed: “We are pleased to welcome Janet to our organization. She is coming to us with the experience and background to assist us in growing our Education Division. In particular, she will be focusing on our initiatives to move individuals into renewable energy and energy efficient jobs in Fayette County.”