The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC), Minnesota West Community and Technical College (MN West), and Southwest Adult Basic Education (ABE-Worthington) partnered to provide Nursing Assistant courses integrating wrap around services, work-readiness skills, and career planning. Ultimately, the goal of our Career Pathway courses are to create career pathways for participants while creating systems change in [...]
Windom Area Schools has implemented a new block class schedule and five pathways for students to explore: Agriculture and Manufacturing, Health Science, Education, Business and Marketing and Information Technology. Many courses offer credits that give students a jump on post-secondary education and connect students to outside opportunities. Senior student Parker Bramstedt is in the Agriculture and Manufacturing Pathway. “I was able to improve [...]
2019 Southwest Minnesota Career Expo gives students a preview of the many wonderful career & educational opportunities in Southwest Minnesota! The Southwest Minnesota CareerForce Expo was held on Sept. 24th and 25th at the college campuses of Southwest Minnesota State University–Marshall and Minnesota West-Worthington. The event provided valuable career and education information to high school students, [...]
The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC) and Minnesota West Community and Technical College sponsor a beginning welding class. Individuals in the class learn different welds and also blueprint reading. Welding Instructor, Justin Johnson, arranged a tour of the AGCO plant in Jackson to give the individuals a chance to see the operation and the importance [...]
The Minnesota River Valley Education District Collaborative (MRVED), comprised of five area school districts including Montevideo, MACCRAY, Lakeview, Renville County West and Yellow Medicine East in partnership with the SW MN Private Industry Council (PIC) (www.swmnpic.org) hosted their first local Tour of Manufacturing Event in three local towns, Montevideo, Prinsberg and Granite Falls, MN on October [...]
Congratulations, PIC for being awarded 2nd place by MAWB for their Promising Practice Award. This is PIC's 3rd year in a row to receive MAWB's Promising Practice Award. We truly honored to recognized for doing great things for workforce development in southwest Minnesota.