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Pandemic’s impact on the rural workforce

By |2021-01-20T21:25:04-06:00January 20th, 2021|

Last week the Center for Rural Policy and Development released their report exploring how the pandemic has impacted jobs and the workforce in Rural Minnesota. We dive in a bit deeper into this topic with a couple of our Local Workforce Development Boards and a labor market analyst with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development [...]

Welding Career Pathway Students Present Gift to MN West Law Enforcement Program

By |2020-12-21T08:19:35-06:00December 21st, 2020|

WORTHINGTON — A grant combined with collaboration between multiple entities has led to a gift that will benefit students in the Minnesota West Community & Technical College law enforcement program.  Ryan McGaughey | The Daily Globe | December 9th, 2020 EDITOR'S NOTE: Masks were only removed for one minute to take the photo. Minnesota West strictly [...]

Summer 2020 Community Interpreter Training a Success

By |2020-12-21T07:56:47-06:00December 21st, 2020|

The Worthington Community has a very diverse population. With over 84 languages and dialects spoken in our school district and businesses, there is a great need for Certified Interpreters. In response to this need, the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. (PIC) was awarded Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2P) dollars by the Minnesota Department of Employment and [...]

PIC receives $25,000 to address COVID-19 related needs in support of people with disabilities.

By |2020-06-22T07:51:13-05:00June 22nd, 2020|

The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. received $25,000 to address COVID-19 related needs in support of people with disabilities. Citi provided funds to the National Disability Institute (NDI). Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. (PIC) works with NDI as a part of their Employment Network, American Dream Employment Network (ADEN). PIC assists individuals receiving Social [...]

PIC is awarded local funds by the OBT Foundation in the amount of $40,000

By |2020-06-22T09:39:34-05:00June 22nd, 2020|

The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. (PIC) has been awarded local funds by the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) Foundation in the amount of $40,000 to provide career advisory and work-based learning opportunities and experiences to students across the 14 county region of southwest Minnesota in partnership with education and industry. The opportunities are designed to [...]

PIC is awarded $100,000 by the SWIF and the GTCUW Foundation

By |2020-06-22T09:40:37-05:00June 22nd, 2020|

The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. (PIC) has been awarded local funds by the Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) and Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) in the amount of $100,000. These funds have been awarded to PIC to provide career advisory and work-based learning opportunities to students enrolled with the Jackson, Windom & Worthington school [...]

PIC is awarded $15,000 by the U.S. Bank Community Foundation

By |2020-06-22T09:41:38-05:00June 22nd, 2020|

The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Inc. (PIC) has been awarded local funds by the U.S. Bank Community Foundation in the amount of $15,000 to provide career advisory and work-based learning opportunities and experiences in partnership with education and industry for youth 14-24 living in Marshall, MN and nearby communities within a 50-mile radius. PIC provides [...]

CareerForce is working to help connect Minnesota employers with the workers they need during the COVID-19 crisis

By |2020-06-16T13:21:01-05:00May 26th, 2020|

CareerForce is working to help connect Minnesota employers with the workers they need during the COVID-19 crisis. CareerForce staff are reaching out to Minnesotans who want to find work during the pandemic. We can help connect you with people with the right skills for the positions you are hiring for now. If you aren’t currently hiring, [...]

Letter to our Communities from Minnesota West

By |2020-06-16T13:21:50-05:00May 26th, 2020|

Minnesotans are stubborn, resilient, and passionate. The effects of the pandemic are threatening the social and economic pillars of Southwest Minnesota – but our grit will not allow these pillars to fail. Many of our neighbors across the private and public sectors are making unprecedented sacrifices yet finding new ways to be in community, to support [...]

Learning in — and from — a crisis

By |2020-06-16T13:23:07-05:00May 22nd, 2020|

By Acooa Ellis | Learning in - and from - a crisis | Twin Cities Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: May 21, 2020 at 8:34 a.m. | UPDATED: May 21, 2020 at 9:55 a.m. This is an extraordinary time to be a young person. Much like millennials were shaped by the September 11 attacks, young people today are [...]

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