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 for 35 years, 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.