New Century Careers Update
TRAK Machine Tools and NCC partnership supports post-COVID recovery
While businesses were in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic,  TRAK Machine Tools – Southwestern Industries, Inc . and New Century Careers continued to forge a partnership that will benefit Pittsburgh’s regional manufacturing industry.
TRAK Machine Tools Pittsburgh Showroom will open at NCC’s Anselmo Training Innovation Center, 305 E. Carson Street, on the South Side. “This unique strategic public-nonprofit partnership launches the next iteration of regional post-COVID recovery for the industry,” says Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO. “It will help to reframe NCC for a larger role in the industry as a whole.” A grand opening is scheduled for August 25-26, following COVID-19 guidelines. Click here for details and to register. 
At the Pittsburgh location, TRAK will offer regional manufacturers, TRAK prospects, and customers in central and western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio demonstrations of TRAK machines and comprehensive support for TRAK® and ProtoTRAK® products performed by factory direct personnel. Companies visiting the showroom will also be introduced to NCC training programs and Job Shop, which provides parts for prototype to small batch production runs. The new showroom expands upon the TRAK equipment NCC currently utilizes for its onsite training programs including the DPMRX3 Bed Mill, 1845RX Lathe, the 2op-M11 Portable VMC, and the new VMC5, introduced by TRAK in March of 2020.
“The partnership between TRAK Machine tools and New Century Careers creates a unique opportunity and synergy that will equip the Southwestern Pennsylvania workforce with the advanced skills employers need for the challenges of Industry 4.0.,” says Steve Pinto, president and CEO, TRAK Machine Tools – Southwestern Industries, Inc. “We believe that our presence at NCC will expose more students, trainers and employers to transformative technology that will allow them to compete and be more productive.”
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Career Opportunities
In response to the COVID-19 crisis New Century Careers is currently gathering information about local manufacturers who are seeking employees during this critical time.
If your company, or one that you know, needs machinists or manufacturing professionals, please contact Patrick Bendel at  412-258-6668 or  bendel@ncsquared.com .
NCC is accepting applications for the tuition-free M2K Machinist Training Program and M2K Quick Train classes (the first 125 hours of the M2K program).

Classes are FREE to qualified students and are offered in three locations:

  • Pittsburgh (South Side) Machinist Training - Daylight and Evening Classes - Now open and accepting applications
  • Eastern Westmoreland CTC Machinist Training - Evening Classes- Now open and accepting applications

For additional information on classes or to begin the application process, call Samara Rosenberg or Eric Pferdekamper at 412-258-6620 (option 4) or contact NCC online.
NTMA Enrollment is open!
Help build a skilled workforce. Improve job satisfaction. Save money.

The Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) has opened enrollment to all interested apprentices for the 2020-2021 school year. The 4-year apprenticeship program is designed to provide related instruction classes to support on-the-job training provided by employers. The curriculum supports several metalworking occupations, such as machinists, tool and die makers, and CNC specialists.

The NTMA offers hands-on training that is incorporated into the classroom instruction hours. This proven apprenticeship program provides a comprehensive curriculum that keeps pace with industry standards, and is taught by instructors with industry experience. We will ensure your workers develop the right skills.

Students have the option of attending classes at one of three convenient locations: Central Westmoreland CTC in New Stanton, Northern Westmoreland CTC in New Kensington and New Century Careers' Anselmo Training Innovation Center on Pittsburgh’s South Side.

Tuition for the program is $1,560 for NTMA Members for apprentices in Years 1&2, $1,860  for non-members for apprentices in Years 1&2. $1,260 for NTMA Members for apprentices in Years 3&4, and $1,560 for non-members with apprentices in Years 3&4. Textbooks are an additional cost. The deadline for registration is August 14, 2020. Classes will begin the week of September 7, and meet one evening per week, for 36 weeks. If you do not have a registered apprenticeship with the State of Pennsylvania, you may still enroll your employee(s), and register your program with the state at a later time.

Apprenticeship programs reduce turnover rates, increase productivity and lower the cost of recruitment. Consider sending your apprentice(s) to the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA Apprenticeship Program. For more information or to register your employee(s), please contact Liz Blashock at 412-258-6628, via email at blashock@ncsquared.com , or visit www.pghntma.com .
M2K Spotlight

M2K trainee Ken Ricker completed the NIMS Chucking Project. The NIMS Chucking Project requires additional skill and is not often done by M2K traniees. Ken is a dedicated student and helpful to instructors and trainees. He has earned two NIMS requirements and is right now awaiting certification for four submitted NIMS machining projects!

New Century Job Shop

Job Shop is open!

New Century Job Shop assists manufacturers by providing parts from prototype to small batch production runs.

For a Job Shop quote, contact Job Shop Manager Jody Fazekas at 412-745-1013 or  fazekas@ncsquared.com
BotsIQ turned 15!
Since 2005, the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA’s manufacturing workforce development program, BotsIQ, has excited high school students across southwestern Pennsylvania. Disguised as a high school robotics program, BotsIQ builds relationships between schools and industry to introduce high school students to manufacturing careers.  

This year, more than 750 students from 60 high schools participated in BotsIQ. With COVID-19 closing schools and cancelling events, less than one third of the students attended a BotsIQ competition.  Despite this, approximately 90% of BotsIQ students reported learning at least one technical skill, such as machining, welding, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or CAD and nearly 500 students toured a local manufacturer or interviewed at least one industry professional about their career. Additionally, BotsIQ Academy, BotsIQ’s online training program, doubled in its second year with nearly 300 students enrolled in the industry coursework.

Now, BotsIQ plans for the upcoming school year. As schools plan how to return, BotsIQ prepares to expand BotsIQ Academy, launch a robotics technician pre-apprenticeship, and continue to grow opportunities for its students and teachers.  

For more information, visit: www.botsiqpa.org or email Michel Conklin, executive director, BotsIQ at conklin@botsiqpa.com .
M2K Alumni
New Century Careers acknowledges all alumni and reminds them we offer lifetime placement assistance. If you need help with your job search, contact 412-258-6620.
Ways to Support New Century Careers!
The best way to help is by making a donation .
New Century Careers accepts and welcomes gifts of stock.

For more information, please contact Tanika Harris at 412-564-4794 or harris@ncsquared.com

Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation.
Do you have a vehicle you no longer need or use? Consider donating it to New Century Careers through the Vehicles for Charity program! Every donation helps NCC continue providing tuition-free programming.

Click here to make a vehicle donation.

Questions? Contact Tanika Harris at harris@ncsquared.com.
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United Way is a key partner and funder of the M2K program in Latrobe.

NCC is a designee for the United Way Contributor's Choice campaign.

NCC's 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.