Founded in 1983, the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. (PIC), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates employment, education, and training programs in southwestern Pennsylvania. PIC assists youth, adults, dislocated workers, and the economically disadvantaged in reaching their educational goals, supporting their family growth, and obtaining training and employment.
Building tomorrow’s workforce in southwestern Pennsylvania through early childhood development, employment and training, education, and business services. We support this Mission by:
Strengthening the economy by improving the quality of life in southwestern Pennsylvania.
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.
By the Assistant Director of Early Head Start/Head Start of Fayette County I am a parent of two and have been an early childhood educator for over 20 years, which means I have a lot of experience working with children—young children especially, ages 3 to 5. I did not get a parenting manual when I had...
The holidays can be full of emotions and times of both joy and stress. Many parents will soon be facing a crunch as they buy those last few gifts, prepare meals, and expect family visitors. It is important to take some time to unwind and enjoy the season. Here are some tips to help your holidays...
By the Assistant Director of Early Head Start/Head Start of Fayette County I remember watching my youngest child sitting on the bathroom floor in front of her small plastic step stool with empty hair product bottles and several small plastic blocks. The bottles were talking to the blocks, the...
There is a significant demand for new workers in the local coal mining industry as the existing workforce reaches retirement age. This provides a great opportunity for youth seeking long-term, family-sustaining careers.
Children in preschool classrooms have a fascination with the creative arts that can be cultivated at an early age in classrooms and in their homes. Self-expressive art activities can encourage children to become confident in themselves through listening, observing, and experimenting. Through...