August
2020
Update

New Century Careers Update
TRAK Machine Tools Pittsburgh Showroom opens at New Century Careers!
In partnership with New Century Careers, TRAK Machine Tools hosted the grand opening of the new Pittsburgh Showroom on August 25 and 26. Visitors were given demonstrations on the new TRAK Toolroom VMC 5, as well as TRAK bed mills, lathes, and a 2op portable VMC. NCC and TRAK would like to thank everyone for attending and learning more about the latest equipment and technologies.If you would like to schedule a visit or demonstration in the future, please contact Chuck Fluharty, TRAK Factory Sales Representative, at 724-747-8939 or cfluharty@trakmt.com. To learn more, visit https://www.ncsquared.com/trak-showroom/
Does your business want to be featured in our next Newsletter?
New Century Careers is offering a unique opportunity to you, to promote your businesses while at the same time supporting our nationally recognized training programs that are creating skilled workers for in-demand manufacturing jobs in our region.

Contact Rebecca Durkot, NCC Communications & Marketing Specialist, at 412-212-0005 or durkot@ncsquared.com, for additional information.
NTMA Apprenticeship Graduation Banquet
The Pittsburgh Chapter-NTMA was honored to recognize the graduating class of 2020 at a banquet held the evening of Monday, August 24 at the Westmoreland Country Club. 29 apprentices successfully completed their four years of related theory and instruction and were recognized for this achievement by Chapter President Jim Hoffman and special guest and keynote speaker, Kelly LaMarca, Membership and Chapter Relations Manager with the National Tooling and Machining Association, Cleveland, OH. The evening also featured the announcement of this year’s Apprenticeship Competition Winner, Cody Endress of Alle-Kiski Industries Congratulations to all of this year’s apprentices!
Reminder, the 2020-2021 apprenticeship classes are slated to begin the week of September 7th. Registrations are still open and can be made by contacting Eric Pferdekamper at 412-258-6620 or pferdekamper@ncsquared.com. Don’t delay, act now to see your apprentice is enrolled in this fantastic program!
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K)
NCC is accepting applications for the tuition-free M2K Machinist Training Program.

Classes are FREE to qualified students and are offered at two locations:

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

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.
M2K featured in recent TribLive article
When Ken Pedder was in high school, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do as a career.

“I really had no direction or plans,” Pedder said.

Eventually, he applied to Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center. He was looking to follow somewhat in the footsteps of his father, a journeyman toolmaker who worked at Penn State Tool & Die Corp., where Pedder eventually went to work with his father as a boss.

New Century Job Shop

The 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
Thank you to Global Links!
Thank you very much to Global Links for the donation of 500 textile masks to New Century Careers! We greatly appreciate your support.
BotsIQ
Join BotsIQ in Highlighting Manufacturing this October

MFG Day is a nationwide celebration of manufacturing launched by the National Association of Manufacturers and The Manufacturing Institute. Typically celebrated on the first Friday in October, MFG Day has developed into a month-long event that encourages companies to open their doors and educate the community about their role in building a strong local, state, and national economy.  

For 15 years, BotsIQ has partnered with local companies to raise awareness and encourage students to consider a career in manufacturing. Unfortunately, the global pandemic’s impact on the education system has decreased student’s access to these valuable learning experiences. In response, BotsIQ is highlighting manufacturing through virtual tours, career panels, and hands-on STEM activities. If you are interested in hosting a virtual event or discussing additional ways to partner with local schools, please reach out to Michel Conklin at conklin@botsiqpa.com.  
Incumbent Worker Training Program
Do you have an employee who would benefit from a machinist training program?  

If so, New Century Careers invites you to take advantage of the MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) Incumbent Worker Training Program offered in Pittsburgh (Day or Evening) and Latrobe - ECTC (Evenings).  

For more than 20 years, not only have regional manufacturers hired trainees of our M2K machinist training program, they have also utilized this specialized machinist training for their current workforce.  

In addition to following the M2K curriculum, developed and updated periodically to meet the demands of the manufacturing industry, NCC can tailor the incumbent training program to meet your desired outcomes.  Your employees will develop the necessary skills to become a highly productive machinist for your company!

To learn more about the NCC Incumbent Worker Training Program or enroll one or more of your employees in this excellent training program, please contact Patrick Bendel at (412) 258-6668 or bendel@ncsquared.com to get the process started.   
New Partner Company
NCC welcomes Reparex Fabricated Systems as its newest Partner Company!
NCC is dedicated to helping with industry's workforce needs and uncovering sources of support for manufacturers. As a partner company, NCC provides a source of skilled workers who can help your company grow and adhere to high standards of product quality and customer service.
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.
Visit our site to learn about the many ways that you can support New Century Careers!
Never miss an update.
Connect, follow, and have a conversation with us on social media.
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.