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Empowering Individuals Through Employment

At the Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council (PIC), we believe that jobs not only provide security but also a sense of pride and purpose. We empower individuals by helping them find meaningful and family-sustaining employment, while equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to succeed. By working together, we create opportunities for personal growth, advanced skills development, and higher wages, all while meeting the demands of various industries.

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The Past Year's Impact

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Industry-Recognized Credentials

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Trainings & Experiences

In the past year alone, PIC has made a significant impact. We served 6,041 individuals by providing personalized employment and training services. Additionally, we facilitated 685 On-the-Job Training/Work Experiences and assisted in the attainment of 527 industry-recognized credentials. Our dedication to building a skilled workforce is evident through these achievements.

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Collaborating on Training and Leadership

As a private, nonprofit organization, PIC collaborates with partners who share our focus on training and leadership. Operating in a 14-county area across southwest Minnesota, we offer customized training and employment services. Our services are conveniently accessible through our three CareerForce locations in Marshall, Montevideo, and Worthington. With over 35 years of experience, PIC has established itself as a trusted resource in building a skilled and qualified workforce.

One of our primary initiatives involves working closely with employers and educators to assist students in their career exploration, preparation, and skills training. By aligning these efforts with the needs of local employers, we ensure that students receive relevant and practical education. As leaders in Minnesota's CareerForce System, we implement regional workforce strategies to address long-term solutions identified by the Southwest Minnesota Workforce Development Board.

At Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, we are:


We prioritize the needs of individuals and businesses, adapting our services to meet their requirements effectively.


With over three decades of experience, we possess the knowledge and expertise necessary to make a meaningful impact in the workforce.


We foster strong partnerships and collaborations, leveraging resources and networks to create comprehensive solutions.


Our team of dedicated professionals maintains the highest standards of professionalism, ensuring that our services are delivered with integrity and respect.


We create a welcoming environment which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.


We embrace innovation and strive to find creative solutions that drive positive change in the workforce landscape.

There are numerous ways to get involved and make a difference

Whether you are seeking employment opportunities, interested in providing on-the-job training or work experiences, or looking to contribute through field trips, guest speaking, internships, workplace tours, scholarships, sponsorships, job shadows, or summer opportunities – we welcome your participation.

To learn more about partnership opportunities or register to participate in any upcoming events, please use the buttons below.

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