2020 In Review
A Message from
President and CEO Neil Ashbaugh
Little did I know that just a few weeks after I became president and CEO of New Century Careers, we would be entering our third decade in one of the most remarkable years of all time. Navigating the COVID pandemic tested the mettle of management, staff, instructors, partner companies and trainees. I appreciate their adaptability and am proud to report that those dedicated to our mission rose to the challenge in new and creative ways so that even within ever-changing restrictions, NCC continued to record impressive progress! These are a few key highlights and achievements of 2020.
  • Resilience of NCC operations - A steady number of highly skilled individuals completed our programs this year virtually during the pandemic closing and in person as permitted by COVID guidelines we rigorously enforced.

  • TRAK Showroom - This unique strategic public-nonprofit partnership launched the next iteration of regional post-COVID recovery, helping to reframe NCC for a larger role in the industry as a whole.

  • Collaborations - Through a partnership with Catalyst Connection, Community College of Allegheny County, and Tooling-U/SME, and funded by a grant from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, a Manufacturing USA Institute©, NCC developed a new two-year registered apprenticeship for robotics technician. 

  • NTMA Apprenticeship Competition - In February of 2020 the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA hosted its annual Apprentice Competition at New Century Careers. The competition included Apprentices from: Hamill Manufacturing Company, L&S Machine CompanyPenn United Technologies, Inc.Alle-Kiski IndustriesCustom Tool & Grinding and Oberg Industries, Inc. This day-long event had competitors complete a knowledge exam and then two machining projects, one each for manual lathe and manual mill.

  • 99 partner companies - As new technologies emerge and manufacturers respond to evolving industry demands, we continue to work closely with our broad network of 99 partner companies, along with workforce agencies, and local, state and national leaders to introduce new training techniques and equipment.
Ways to Support New Century Careers!
New Century Careers looks to 2021 as a season of hope and recovery. Please consider making a year-end contribution to NCC by clicking the donation link below or by mailing a check made payable to New Century Careers, 305 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219. Thank you.
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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.