Governor Tom Wolf Visits New Century Careers
Governor Tom Wolf visited New Century Careers on March 9 to tour NCC's Training Innovation Center and spend quality time with students.

During a press conference at NCC, Governor Wolf introduced the new workforce development initiative PAsmart and outlined his 2018-2019 budget proposal-which includes $50 million for PAsmart to:

  • Increase STEM and computer science education, apprenticeships and industry partnerships;
  • Develop Career and Technical Education and STEM career pathways; and
  • Encourage employers to partner with colleges and universities.

Governor Wolf said, "It's wonderful to see the incredible work being done here at New Century Careers, connecting people with the skills they need to get meaningful careers in the manufacturing industry-one of Pennsylvania's most critical industries."

To learn more about Governor Wolf's visit to New Century Careers, click here.

For additional information on the governor's PAsmart initiative, click here.
Donation Spotlight
Special thanks to Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP for sponsoring NCC's open house and afternoon of tours during Governor Tom Wolf's visit earlier this month. 

New Century Careers truly appreciates this support!
Next Daytime Class begins Monday, April 9!
For more information on classes, please call Samara Rosenberg or Joetta Adams at 1-800-822-9337, or contact New Century Careers through the website contact form .
Featured Company
DMI Companies, founded in 1978, is the largest HVAC components manufacturer in North America. Its locations in Charleroi and Monongahela, PA; Portsmouth, VA; Lodi, CA and Wagoner, OK employ more than 400 people who are dedicated to providing superior HVAC products and technical support to contractors and builders worldwide. Known for its high quality, DMI Companies takes pride in its people, lean manufacturing processes and commitment to outstanding customer service and support. The company's four divisions- Ductmate, Aire Technologies, Green Seam Industries and Linx- all produce Union Made products.

For more information on DMI Companies, please visit the company's website .

New Century Careers thanks DMI Companies for its ongoing support!
M2K Student Spotlight
Taking a welding class sparked Donna’s interest in machining and a career in the trades. She joined the M2K program in September 2017. 

“I’ve gotten so much out of this training. It was an amazing experience,” she said, noting that the hands-on component of training and job placement assistance were especially valuable.

“Because it's free training, you’re getting an education without having to worry about loans or the stress of paying for it," Donna said. She added, "How much effort you put into the program is what you'll get out of it, and as long as you have a positive attitude, come in every day and try your best, instructors will help you and you’ll easily pick up whatever material [they teach.]”
NCC Staff Spotlight
Director of Services Neil Ashbaugh
When Neil Ashbaugh was hired by NCC in 2016, he brought with him 20 years of precision manufacturing experience.

Neil has a unique blend of skills and experience. After college graduation, he completed a 3 ½ year State and Federally-recognized Apprenticeship and became a Journeyman Grinder. Neil advanced on a manufacturing career pathway that included stints in production, quality, sales, marketing, business development and human resources. Along the way, he volunteered as a BotsIQ Industry Advisor and served as an emcee at the competitions.

Neil said, "I enjoy working at New Century Careers because of my great colleagues, the fantastic outcomes for NCC's trainees, the positive impacts in supporting our local manufacturing partners and the ways in which NCC is helping to develop the regional economy."
Thank you, Neil!
BotsIQ Update
BotsIQ hosted preliminary competitions at Butler County Community College and Westmoreland County Community College for 85 teams to test and battle their Bots.

The Supreme Champion at BC3 was Pine-Richland High School (Bot-Cerberus). The Supreme Champion at Westmoreland on Friday was Baldwin High School (Bot-El Sol Cubed) and Hempfield High School (Bot-Vanquish) on Saturday.

All participating teams will return to Finals on April 13-14 at CAL U's Convocation Center. For more information, visit BotsIQ's event page .
From M2K to Mentoring
2017 M2K graduate Isaiah Bey is mentoring youth through the Engineering Impact Initiative at the Carnegie Library in Homewood. He’s teaching children about micrometers and calipers, what each measures and why, and how decimals play an important role with these manufacturing instruments while sharing career information.
Featured Tour
This month, NCC hosted McKeesport Area High School. Students  toured the Training Innovation Center and learned about the MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) program.

If your company, organization or school is interested in scheduling a tour, please contact Patrick Bendel at 412-258-6668 or by  email .
NTMA Emerging Leaders Conference
Register now! The early bird registration deadline ends on Friday, April 6.

NTMA is hosting its annual Emerging Leaders Conference April 30-May 2 at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco . Attendees can share best practices with peers, network with other emerging leaders, engage with industry experts and much more.

To register, please contact Brittany Belko at 216-264-2848 or by email .
Attend the SME Pittsburgh Chapter Meeting
April 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
ExOne, 27 Industry Boulevard, North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Machine build – Current build area of M-Flexs and Innovents
R&D – Area for internal and customer material process development
Production Service Center (PSC) – Area for customer part production, both service bureau work and contract customers

Reservations are due by April 16. Seating is limited to 30 people.

Dave Bastl
SME Pittsburgh Chapter Chair
SME Membership Consultant
NTMA Apprentice Completes 16 NIMS Credentials
Peter is currently enrolled in the NTMA Apprenticeship Program and has completed the following 16 NIMS credentials:

  • CNC Lathe Operator
  • Stamping III Parts Inspection & Quality Control
  • Stamping III Setup & Operate w/ Single Hit Tooling
  • Stamping III Setup & Operate w/ Compound Dies
  • Stamping III Setup & Operate w/ Deep Draw Dies
  • Stamping III Setup & Operate w/ Progressive Dies
  • Stamping II Operate Equipment w/ Deep Draw Dies
  • Stamping II Operate Equip. w/ Single Hit Tooling
  • Stamping II Operate Equipment w/ Compound Dies
  • The Certificate of Special Merit
  • Stamping II Operate Equipment w/ Progressive Dies
  • Drill Press II
  • Milling I
  • Drill Press Skills
  • Job Planning, Benchwork, & Layout
  • Measurement, Materials, & Safety

Peter has 12+ years of experience working with stamping dies at Jennison Corporation. He was motivated to complete these NIMS credentials because he wanted to expand his knowledge and skills in the manufacturing field.

Congratulations, Peter! Keep up the great work!

Several M2K students are close to completing their training and will be seeking entry-level career opportunities in manufacturing/machining.

If your company is looking to hire, please contact Patrick Bendel at 412-258-6668, Samara Rosenberg at 412-258-6617 or Joetta Adams at 412-258-6624 for more information.

Support New Century Careers
Shop on AmazonSmile and support NCC's efforts to continue providing tuition-free machinist training! Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase until March 31.

Please choose New Century Careers   here .

 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
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.