Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

4 donors

SW MN PIC helps people achieve self-sufficiency and enhance the quality of their lives through employment, training, and career counseling.


“Building tomorrow’s workforce through training, leadership, and economic development”


The organization addresses the needs of low-income individuals, youth, and dislocated workers with employment and training needs. SW MN PIC provides employment and training services throughout a fourteen county area of southwest Minnesota to eligible individuals.

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 economically disadvantaged, and
In being leaders who are involved in the communities we serve.

In 2013, SW MN PIC helped more than 2400 adults and families with job searches and job placement, family support, education and training. More than 800 of those obtained employment with this help, resulting in the addition of more than $17 million in earnings to our communities.

Below are quotes from some who have benefitted from SW MN PIC's services:

“I found the program very helpful as it has increased my skills for working and I also learned that if you work hard you can go far”

“I see the value of working and earning money- it has given me a sense of purpose and higher self worth”

“This program has given [a participant] so much more self confidence, her teachers have commented on the changes in her and says she may not have stayed in school if not for this program.”

“Working with Amy T [SW MN PIC Employment Counselor] was the best thing that happened to my family and I. She is a blessing and has helped in so many ways. She helped me overcome obstacles that I would have never been able to do alone. I thank Amy and the SWMNPIC for all they have done for us.”   (Note from Amy – KW is now employed and was recently promoted. She is doing awesome! Overcame so many things from mistakes made as a young teen…)

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Southwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc.

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607 W. Main St
Marshall, MN 56258



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