The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc. (PIC) is a private, non-profit organization which provides employment and training services to residents and businesses across Southwestern Minnesota.

With a highly qualified, professional staff and office locations in Montevideo, Marshall, and Worthington, the PIC provides job training, assessments, and various employment services to hundreds of residents and many businesses across our fourteen county CareerForce service area every year.

The PIC is a private nonprofit corporation which began operations on July 1st, 1985 under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) authorized by Congress to administer and operate job training programs in a 14 county area of Southwestern Minnesota. These counties include Big Stone, Chippewa, Cottonwood, Jackson, Lac qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, Swift, and Yellow Medicine. There are 16 Workforce Service Areas (WSAs) across Minnesota. SW MN PIC serves WSA #6 in the southwest corner of Minnesota.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council is Building Tomorrow’s Workforce through partnerships with a shared focus
on training, leadership, and education.

Vision Statement

To be a leader in the development of a world class workforce in the communities we serve.

Values Statement

We, the Board and Staff of the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc., believe:

In customer focused services that are accessible to all;
In treating all people with dignity and respect;
In advocating for the low income, underemployed and undereducated through education, empowerment, and economic development;
In being leaders who are involved in partnerships in the communities we serve.

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The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc.’s, Board of Directors consists of 7 volunteer members from across our fourteen county workforce service area.



Board of Directors

John Roiger
Dawson, MN

Ron Antony
Canby, MN

Juanita Lauritsen
Milan, MN

Gary Hendrickx
Appleton, MN

Judy Laboda
Slayton, MN

John Popowski
Ivanhoe, MN

Beth Van Hove
Worthington, MN

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The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council is a leader in Minnesota’s CareerForce System.
An equal opportunity employer/provider.