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The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc. (SW MN 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 SW MN PIC provides job training, assessments, and various employment services to hundreds of residents and many businesses across our fourteen county workforce service area every year.

The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc. (SW MN PIC) is a private nonprofit corporation which was created October 1, 1983 and began operations in 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.

Minnesota WorkForce CenterA proud partner of the American Job Center network.
An equal opportunity employer/provider

Mission Statement

The mission of SW MN PIC 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.

SWMNPIC Board

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

Meetings

The SWMNPIC Board Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month at 12:00 p.m. (noon), at the SWMNPIC Administrative Office in Marshall, MN.

2016/2017 MEETING SCHEDULE

Monday, September 19, 2016 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, October 17, 2016 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, November 21, 2016 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, December 19, 2016 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, January 16, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, February 20, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, March 20, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, April 17, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, May 15, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, June 19, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, July 17, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, August 21, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, September 18, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, October 16, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, November 20, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Monday, December 18, 2017 – Noon, Conference Room 7, Lyon County Courthouse

Board Members:

John Roiger, Chair
Dawson, MN

Robert Fenske, Vice-Chair
Marshall, MN

Ralph Knapp, Secretary/Treasurer
Slayton, MN

Gary Hendrickx
Appleton, MN

John Popowski
Ivanhoe, MN

Pam Schreier
Currie, MN

Juanita Lauritsen, Executive Director
Marshall, MN