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On October 9, the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), marked an exciting milestone with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

This spring the organization broke ground for a 3,650 square foot building expansion at its headquarters office on 219 Donohoe Road, Greensburg. Completed earlier this summer, the expansion project, which totaled approximately $475,000, includes three classrooms, a computer lab/classroom, three offices and 40 additional parking spaces.

“It has always been our mission to assist individuals in moving into self-sustaining employment,” said Tim Yurcisin, President and CEO at PIC. “The extra space will complement this mission, enabling PIC to expand and enhance its educational and workforce development services and allowing the organization to impact even more individuals who are facing workforce- and education-related barriers.”

The expansion was made possible through a grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, a Community Development Block Grant from Westmoreland County, revenue from PIC’s Education and Technology Institute (ETI) and private donations.

To celebrate the completion of the expansion project, PIC hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 9. U.S. Congressman Tim Murphy delivered the keynote address. Pennsylvania State Rep. and PIC board member R. Ted Harhai and Westmoreland County commissioners Charles W. Anderson, Tyler Courtney and Ted Kopas also spoke.

PIC offered tours of the new facility before and after the ceremony, enabling guests to see the classrooms first-hand. Visitors also had an opportunity to learn more about PIC programs, including ETI and adult education, through displays with sample student projects.

“My hope is that the ribbon cutting will draw attention to the good things that ETI and PIC are doing,” said Janet Ward, Assistant Director of Education at PIC.

For additional pictures of the event, visit our Facebook album.

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