September 2016
A great month for MANUFACTURING 2000
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K)  offers free training and placement assistance to help trainees begin their manufacturing careers as machine operators or entry-level machinists. This past month, 5 students were placed into machinist positions! We are looking forward to "Jobtober" next month, and hope to double our placements.

Interested in hiring one of our trainees?
Contact Amy Kent at

Collaboration is the Heart of Innovation
New Century Careers and Community Kitchen Pittsburgh work together to problem solve.
From  Katie DelVerne, New Century Careers
           Katie Schratz, Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

Last week Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (CKP) was faced with a dilemma.  One of their meat slicers was not working due to a stripped metal piece, and needed a custom part. To overcome this challenge, CKP collaborated with New Century Careers (NCC), a manufacturing workforce development and training organization. 

After a brainstorming session and a few hours on the machines, 3 of NCC’s MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) machining students and their instructor designed and executed a plan to create a custom piece for the slicer. The newly designed metal part allowed CKP’s team to be more efficient, but more than that, allowed them to do more with in-house fresh cooked meals. Finding a solution and producing the metal piece also gave NCC’s M2K students the opportunity to use their problem-solving skills and manufacture a working part. 

About Community Kitchen Pittsburgh
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh (CKP) operates a culinary training program geared toward adults with barriers to employment, followed by job placement and retention support. The training is fully integrated into the daily operations of CKP’s multifaceted food service lines, which not only provide revenue support for our programming, but also immersive, on-the-job training experience for trainees. For more information, click here.
BotsIQ is still accepting team applications!
BotsIQ is still accepting applications from high schools interested in participating until Sept. 30. Register your team by contacting Sarah Brooks at

If you are a company interested in sponsoring a team, or becoming an industry partner, please contact Bill Padnos at

For more information on BotsIQ, click  here .

For more information contact Katie DelVerne
at .
Exhibiting opportunities are also available. 
You're Invited!
In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, New Century Careers (NCC) will open its doors on Wednesday, October 5 to show students, educators, parents and community members the outstanding opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

Two sessions (10AM-2PM and 5PM-8PM) will be available at NCC’s Training Innovation Center, located at 305 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side.

Activities include interactive tours with demonstrations showing visitors pathways to successful manufacturing careers and the educational programs and training that New Century Careers provides.  
Recovery Day of Giving: September 21
Day of Giving is a one-day online giving event organized by The Pittsburgh Foundation. Please consider donating to New Century Careers and BotsIQ. Your contribution not only benefits the organizations, but also the individuals each supports.

To donate to New Century Careers, click here.
To donate to BotsIQ, click here
MANUFACTURING 2000+ enrollment is now open!
New Century Careers will be offering the following classes at our Training Innovation Center:
  • CNC Programming I (Classes begin Oct. 22)
  • NIMS On-the-Job Training Workshops (Oct. 4 & 5th)
For more information or to register for a class, please contact Tim Brandis at or 412-586-0635. 
Success is her Middle Name
Jessica Gutshall
With no previous knowledge of machining or manufacturing, Jessica enrolled in our MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) class in September 2015. She enjoyed working with her hands, and the class seemed like the perfect match. After 6 months of training, Jessica secured a position at Aerotech. Since then, she has received 2 promotions and 2 pay raises. During advanced placement testing for NTMA apprenticeship, she placed out of both Year 1 and 2. This fall she will begin her journey as a Year 3 NTMA apprentice while continuing to work at Aerotech and raise her children. 

NTMA Apprenticeship
classes are back in session!
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has over 150 apprentices participating this year. 

Want to learn more about registered apprenticeships? Click here
Thank you, Kennametal, for our new ToolBOSS Vending Solutions Machine!
Never miss an update
Connect, follow and have a conversation with us on social media. 
New Century Careers
305 East Carson Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

We are a Southwestern Pennsylvania workforce development organization with a dual client mission to support pre-employment and incumbent manufacturing workers as well as their current or future employers to help each set of clients advance economically through continuous workforce education and training.