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Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC) Launches Revamped Website to Enhance Career Opportunities in the Region

5/1/2024– The Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC), a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a thriving workforce across its 14-county service area, is excited to announce the launch of its redesigned website on May 1st, 2024. Partnering with Redwood Valley Technical Solutions, the revamped website aims to better serve the needs of job seekers,

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Success Story: Benito

Life can change in a moment, and that is what happened to Benito and his wife last June. Both were employed at HyLife in Windom, working full-time with good benefits and pay. Then, their lives were turned upside down when suddenly HyLife announced that the plant would be cloning and its nearly 1000+ employees, including

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Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council Receives Four DEED Grants to Advance Workforce Development Initiatives

[Southwest Minnesota, April 1, 2024] — Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC) is thrilled to announce receiving four grants aimed at enhancing the region’s Southwest Minnesota Workforce Development Board initiatives. These grants reflect the organization’s commitment to fostering economic growth, empowering individuals, and addressing the skills gap in Southwest Minnesota. In collaboration with key partners,

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Workforce Development Board Seeking Board Members

Workforce Development Board Seeking Board Members Contact InformationSouthwest Minnesota Workforce Development BoardCarrie Bendix507-476-2188 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Workforce Development Board Seeking Board Members {Southwest Minnesota} The Southwest Minnesota Workforce Development Board (SW MN WDB) currently has openings for board members, including Private Sector Representatives from Big Stone County and Nobles County, as well as a Labor

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Upcoming Events and Get Connected

Bridging the gap between local employers and the next generation of professionals is a key workforce strategy for southwest Minnesota. A dedicated Youth Career Connector team collaborates with school districts and employers to organize hands-on events designed to introduce students to local employers and a wide array of career opportunities within Southwest Minnesota. Since the

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Empowering Futures: The 3rd Annual Major Madness Event

With the mission of educational and career opportunities for current and recently transitioned English Learners (EL) and first-generation students, LYFT Career Pathways, in collaboration with various partner organizations, successfully organized and executed the 3rd Annual Major Madness event. Held at SMSU on November 9th, 2023, and MN West on November 8th, 2023, the event attracted

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Exploring Career and Education Opportunities at the 2023 Southwest Minnesota Career Expo

Every year, the Southwest Minnesota Career Expo provides a glimpse into the variety of career and educational prospects available in Southwest Minnesota. Proudly sponsored by the Southwest Minnesota Workforce Development Board for years, this event continues to have a significant impact on the youth and businesses within our communities. The significance of being here today

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