The Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc. began operating in 1983 as a non-profit organization providing employment and training services to both employees and residents in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. To meet the technological demands of employers in southwestern Pennsylvania, the Education and Technology Institute evolved as a division of the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.
In 1999, the Computerized Office Technology program was licensed, which provided short-term education and training. In 2000, the school expanded program offerings in medical coding and billing, accounting, secretarial, and retail management.
The Education and Technology Institute moved into its current facility in May of 2004. The facility is located at 219 Donohoe Road, Greensburg PA 15601.
The school is located inside a 20,000 square foot building operated by the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.; however, the Education and Technology Institute uses approximately 4,000 square feet of this space.
The school houses five (5) state-of-the-art computer labs, two (2) classrooms, and a library resource area offering reference materials, books, dictionaries, and magazines. The student-to-teacher ratio is approximately 12-to-1; students receive individual attention and have access to their own computer during lab training.
The facility is in compliance with federal, state, and local ordinances and regulations, including those relating to health and safety. The facility meets the standards of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and reasonable accommodations can be provided.
Statement of Accreditation
Education and Technology Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United Stated Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Education and Technology Institute is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators (PAPSA)
- Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce
- Latrobe Area Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Legal Control/Board of Directors
Education and Technology Institute was established to provide employment related training programs on June 25, 1999 in the State of Pennsylvania under the fictitious name regulations. Education and Technology Institute is owned by the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. The Officers and Board of Directors are as follows:
Stephanie L. Miller, Chairperson
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa
David Hughes, Vice Chairperson
Paul Sprowls Agency, Inc.
Jay Mangold, Treasurer
Joan Tracy, Secretary
Fayette County Couthouse - retired
George Smalley, Jr.
George R. Smalley Company, Inc.
United Parcel Service (UPS) - retired
Representative Ted Harhai
PA State Representative, 58th District
Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation
McCarthy Public Relations, Inc.
Dr. Elwin Dickerson
Professor of Early Childhood Education
Jeffrey J. McCue & Company, P.C.
Head Start Parent Representative