Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. is building tomorrow’s workforce in southwestern Pennsylvania through early childhood development, employment and training, education, and business services. They seek to help families and individuals overcome barriers—and to accomplish this, they administer over two dozen programs related to early childhood development, education, and workforce development.
Their 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. They reach out to parents and early childhood development professionals across the nation with their Social-Emotional Early Developmental Success (SEEDS) program, which explores ways to promote healthy social-emotional development in kids ages 0-8.
Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.’s 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 they do, they empower, educate, and encourage individuals and families to meet their potential.
Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. is the operator of the PA CareerLinks for both Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. They have offices in Youngwood (151 Pavilion Ln., Youngwood PA 15697), Lemont Furnace (112 Commonwealth Dr., Lemont Furnace, PA 15456), and New Kensington (1150 5th Ave., New Kensington PA 15068).