April 2022

Register today for May 4 TRAK Showroom Open House!
TRAK Pittsburgh Showroom Open House
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
TRAK Machine Tools Pittsburgh Showroom
New Century Careers, 305 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh
Free two-hour parking in The Highline Garage

Meet your local sales and applications representatives while you network with others in the manufacturing community. See product demos and learn about training and financing opportunities.

  • The ProtoTRAK RMX and RLX CNCs  
  • TRAK Toolroom Milling Machines and Lathes 
  • The TRAK TMC – the world's only Toolroom Machining Center 
  • TRAK Connect – affordable, plug-and-play solution for connecting your machines into a network 

Enjoy coffee, soft drinks and snacks. A complimentary lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Click here for registration and additional details.

RA Navigator Apprenticeship Program
offers advantages across industries
Eric Pferdekamper, NCC sales and project manager, is participating in the RA Navigator Apprenticeship Program, a registered apprenticeship under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The program requires a demonstration of 55 competencies including employer engagement, development of apprenticeships, systems and policies. In addition, there are 135 classroom hours of technical instruction, e.g., project management, mentorship, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

At mid-point in his training, Eric provided some insights into the program’s value and his experiences to date. 

“The program is not industry specific,” Eric says, “so it has the potential to create fast-track apprenticeship training for emerging sectors such as robotics and thinner labor pools to fill the immediate demand for skilled employees.”  

He is gaining expertise important to NCC’s long-term apprenticeship expansion goals. Eric also is excited about the opportunities to be an advocate and to engage and direct employers in the apprenticeship process to improve productivity. “With the skills we are learning and the resources available we will be able to help companies produce affordable training programs that speak to their exact needs and timeframes,” he explains. "Also, more employees will gain industry credentials to advance their careers." 
NCC Partner Companies named 2021 NTMA Safety Award winners
Congratulations to NCC Partner Companies J.V. Manufacturing Co., MetPlas and Stellar Precision Components! They are among the recently announced NTMA Safety Award winners for exceptional safety standards in 2021.
Federal Law requires companies with more than 10 employees to complete the OSHA Form 300A – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses and post it visibly in their plant. Companies who submit this data to the NTMA are considered for the annual Safety Awards.
NCC is your training hub! Classes now enrolling!
Registration for Manufacturing 2000 is ongoing at the Eastern Westmoreland CTC site in Latrobe. A new cohort for M2K training in Pittsburgh is enrolling now for May 16 start. APPLY TODAY!

Other training options:
  • Registered Robotics Technician Apprenticeship cohorts are forming! The two-year registered apprenticeship program focuses on automation and robotics. Also, NCC provides sponsorship for the four-year Machinist Apprenticeship. Contact Eric Pferdekamper, pferdekamper@nsquared.com, or 412- 745-1014.to enroll!
  • Incumbent Worker Training, also is available. Contact Patrick Bendel at bendel@ncsquared.com or 412-258-6668.

NCC is currently recruiting instructors for training classes. Interested? Click here.

Congratulations to
NCC's latest cohort
to earn
their first NIMS credential!

Shown celebrating with the cohort are NCC staff Neil Ashbaugh (center), Eric Pferdekamper (second from left) and instructor Joe Abraham (right).
NCC welcomes new Partner Companies!
Click on the link to learn more about these companies!

NCC provides Partner Companies a source of skilled workers who can help your company grow and adhere to high standards of product quality and customer service. Interested in becoming a Partner Company to build the next generation of machinists? Contact Patrick Bendel at 412-258-6668 or bendel@ncsquared.com.

Pictured at right: Formlogic representative speaks to trainees during NCC tour.

Get a close-up of manufacturing today!
Visit New Century Careers!
Tours of NCC's Anselmo Training Innovation Center are interesting ways to learn more about manufacturing and the many career options available in the region. Visiting NCC recently were groups from Divine Intervention, South Hills Interfaith Movement, Taylor Allderdice High School, Three Rivers Youth (pictured), and Big Brothers and Big Sisters Greater Pittsburgh and Beaver County. NCC's President and CEO Neil Ashbaugh visited Multi-Service Supply - Buncher Company. To schedule an NCC tour, click here. Patrick Bendel, NCC outreach coordinator, also maintained an active presence at career fairs around the region, including First Source Center - Hill District, Franklin-Regional School District, Pittsburgh Promise, PA Careerlink, and Health and Human Services, Turtle Creek.
In need of job-ready machinists?
Contact New Century Careers at 412-258-6620.
Support New Century Careers! Build the region's workforce!

Spring cleaning? Do you have a vehicle you don’t need or want? Spring is good time to put your old car to good use. Consider donating it to benefit New Century Careers!

Donating your car through Vehicles for Charity is a fast, safe and easy way to support the MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) program. Click link below to learn more about making a vehicle donation.
or click on the links below to access other ways to help!

Click here to make a vehicle donation.
Choose New Century Careers here
NCC's United Way
designee code
is 1461264.
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New Century Careers (NCC)
305 East Carson Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
New Century Careers is a nonprofit manufacturer and technical skills development organization serving the Southwestern PA community through inclusive access to technical training opportunities while helping employers find and develop technicians seeking purpose, passion and success in the workplace.