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PIC receives state funding for drone educational experience

PIC receives state funding for drone educational experience

  The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC) recently received $7,500 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to provide a drone educational experience. PIC received the funding from the 2022-23 Pennsylvania Farm Bill to...

Two Amazing Youth Program Opportunities for 2023!

The Private Industry Council’s Experience Works! and Youth Re-Entry Programs are kicking off the start of the 2023 with a variety of opportunities for youth in both Fayette and Westmoreland counties. Experience Works! focuses on providing experience and skills for...

Password Security – 5 Best Practice Tips

Password Security – 5 Best Practice Tips

  The world today is so cemented in online accounts varying from emails, social media apps, online shopping, streaming subscriptions, banking and more that it can seem overwhelming to remember every password used. Every user is different with how they maintain...

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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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From its network of one-stop shops throughout Pennsylvania, PA CareerLink® has transformed how jobseekers find family-sustaining jobs and how businesses and organizations locate new employees and help train their staff.


In Westmoreland and Fayette counties, the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette operates and manages the CareerLink® offices in Lemont Furnace (Fayette), New Kensington (Alle-Kiski) and Youngwood (Westmoreland). Our professional and dedicated staff provides a variety of employment-related services, including:


Individual Training Account

Eligible individuals who are underemployed or unemployed can receive vital training for jobs in growing industries. Individual Training Account (ITA) funding can be used for programs at numerous training providers in western Pennsylvania, resulting in a certificate or credential that makes the person more attractive to future employers.


On-the-Job Training

Often, new employees need to learn a job-specific skill in order to succeed and grow within a new company. PA CareerLink® partners with employers on grant-funded training that allows employees to receive training while they are on the job and earning a paycheck. On-the-Job Training (OJT) covers the first several months of a new employee’s tenure, resulting in valuable cost savings for the company and training for the individual. Additional OJT funding opportunities exist for jobseekers with barriers to employment.


Incumbent Worker Training

In addition to providing grant funding for new employees, PA CareerLink® also works with organizations on training programs for eligible existing employees. The grant-funded Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program must enable individuals to improve their skill set, increase their overall compensation and be eligible for promotions, resulting in possible opportunities for additional entry-level employees within the company.


For more information about these and other programs available through your local PA CareerLink® location.