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About Us


Mission: To stay committed to developing "Respons-able" growth in our Community Workforce.

The Northwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc. (NWPIC) is a private, non-profit organization which provides administration and oversight for federal and state employment and training services to residents and businesses across Northwest Minnesota.


The Northwest Minnesota Private Industry Council, Inc. (NWPIC) 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 seven county area of Northwest Minnesota. These counties include Kittson, Marshall, Roseau, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, and Norman. There are 16 Workforce Service Areas (WSAs) across Minnesota. NWPIC serves WSA #1 in the northwest corner of Minnesota.


Our Vision Statement:

To do this we need to have the ability to respond to the changing needs of the diverse and growing workforce, recognize that working in collaboration with business, government, and community-based organizations is the key to our success that will sustain the economic vitality of our region. We will be recognized as the leader in facilitating workforce development within our Workforce Service Area, diversify our funding stream, creating longevity and stability. We will be a key ingredient in fostering economic development and a resource for community workforce growth.


Key Points:

  • The NWPIC is a non-profit organization created in 1983 to administer job training activities under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).

  • The NWPIC serves as the administrative entity, program provider and grant recipient for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in partnership with a Local Elected Officials (LEO) Board.

  • The NWPIC represents a partnership of business and government to serve the region's workforce development needs.

  • The NWPIC serves the residents of Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau Counties.

  • The NWPIC administers approximately $1 million in Federal and State job training funding.

  • The NWPIC represents a partnership of businesses and government to serve the region’s workforce development needs.

  • The NWPIC has an 19 member governing council representing the private sector, education, public assistance agencies, organized labor, rehabilitation agencies, community based organizations, economic development, and the public employment service.

  • The NWPIC is a core partner in the Department of Employment and Economic Development

  • The NWPIC oversees job preparation services that assist individuals in acquiring the skills needed to compete in today's rapidly changing job market.

  • The NWPIC contracts with Inter-County Community Council, Inc. for the delivery of workforce development services.

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