Private Industry Council

We’re building tomorrow’s workforce in southwestern Pennsylvania through early childhood development, employment and training, education, and business services. We seek to help families and individuals overcome barriers—and to accomplish this, we administer over two dozen programs related to early childhood development, education, and workforce development.

Our Early Childhood Development division serves infants, toddlers, and expectant families through Head Start, Early Head Start, and PA Pre-K Counts programs in Fayette County. These programs promote school readiness, healthy development, and family self-sufficiency. We reach out to parents and early childhood development professionals across the nation with our Social-Emotional Early Developmental Success (SEEDS) program, which explores ways to promote healthy social-emotional development in kids ages 0-8.

Our Education and Workforce Development divisions serve individuals of all ages with youth, literacy, employment, procurement, and job training programs. Afterschool and summer youth programs bring exciting learning opportunities to kids who face social and economic disadvantages. These programs place a particular emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), encouraging kids to explore the world and discover new interests.

In all we do, we empower, educate, and encourage individuals and families to meet their potential.

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