2017 - The Year in Review
Dear friends,

2017 was an exciting year at New Century Careers. We have much to celebrate. Here's a recap of NCC's activities and accomplishments:

  • Placed 30 Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) graduates in careers with area manufacturers.
  • Purchased a 5-Axis CNC DMG/Mori 50 Ecoline machining center for students to learn about the programming and operation of this precision machine.
  • Retrofitted all CNC machines with commercial grade mist and dust collection systems.
  • Hosted many groups, including area high schools, community-based organizations, funders and leaders of the local manufacturing community. 
  • Began to upgrade our Career Center, helping to improve job searching capabilities for trainees.
  • Participated in several STEM career awareness events.
  • Established a Group Non-Joint Registered Apprenticeship recognized by the PA Apprenticeship Council for individuals seeking Journeyperson status as a Machinist.
  • Started a Social Venture to provide local companies with precision components while offering real-world work experiences to M2K students.

We couldn’t have done all this without your support. Special thanks to NCC’s Staff, Board of Directors, Funders & Donors, Business Leaders and Elected Officials. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays!
Paul Anselmo, President and CEO
New Century Careers
Featured Company:
General Carbide is a leading manufacturer of tungsten carbide tooling for a wide range of industrial wear and metal forming applications.

The company’s motto is WE CAN. That’s because everyone  W orks together as a cohesive team,  E xceeds customers’ expectations for quality and performance,  C ontinually works to improve products and processes,  A lways tries their best to deliver on-time and makes every effort to achieve  N o defects. Whether solving a customer’s application issues by formulating a new grade or manufacturing a world class tool, General Carbide sets the standards for leadership and innovation.

The company is ISO-certified and employs more than 200 highly-skilled professionals in its production operations, enabling General Carbide to sell its products throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia.

The company was founded 50 years ago in Greensburg by the late Premo J. Pappafava and still operates there. For the past 16 years, Premo’s daughter, Mona Pappafava-Ray, has led the company. Prior to becoming CEO, she worked in all aspects of the business.

New Century Careers thanks General Carbide for its ongoing support. 

For more information, please visit the company’s website .
M2K Student Spotlight:
John, originally from Moon Township, became interested in machining in high school and worked in drafting for more than 12 years. While he already had experience with manual mills and lathes, joining the M2K program in July exposed him to precise setup techniques, how to use a surface grinder and CNC machining. He has completed 400 hours of training and is currently completing his National Institute of Metalworking Skills CNC credentials.
In December, John created two setup tools from scrap aluminum on the manual mill. He bought two dial indicators to use as a reference and machined a dial indicator holder for the manual lathe and a touch-off gage for the CNC mill. The dial indicator clamps into the tool holder on the lathe and is very easy to set up and use. The touch-off gage prevents damage to the CNC mill.

Great work, John!
NCC Board of Directors Spotlight:
Dave Levy , President and CEO, launched Levy Industrial more than 30 years ago after honing his skills as an advertising executive for a prominent Pittsburgh agency. Known for his energy and creativity, Dave has built a highly regarded agency that services many of the region’s most reputable and well-known manufacturers, by hiring top talent, focusing on exceptional service and developing creative, award-winning communications. Dave is a graduate of Duquesne University’s School of Business.

He joined NCC's Board in 2011 and currently serves on the Marketing Committee.

Thank you Dave for all that you've done and continue to do for New Century Careers!
Funder Spotlight:
Special thanks to the Best Buy Foundation and the North Fayette Best Buy for the generous contribution to SWPA BotsIQ.

We truly appreciate your continued support.
BotsIQ Volunteers Needed
Be a part of the action! BotsIQ is seeking volunteers interested in both technical and non-technical roles for its upcoming Preliminaries and Final Competition.

SWPA BotsIQ Preliminaries at Butler County Community College (MAIN Campus) – Succop Theater
Setup is Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Competition is Thursday, March 8, 2018

SWPA BotsIQ Preliminaries at Westmoreland County Community College (MAIN Campus) – Founders Hall
Setup is Thursday, March 15, 2018
Competition is Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17, 2018

SWPA BotsIQ Finals at California University of Pennsylvania – Convocation Center
Setup is Thursday, April 12, 2018
Competition is Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 2018

Visit the BotsIQ volunteer page to learn more about this exciting and fun volunteer opportunity!
Delegation from Nigeria Tours New Century Careers
New Century Careers was honored to host a delegation from Nigeria in December. Members had the opportunity to tour the Training Innovation Center to learn about workforce development in the Pittsburgh area and engage in a Q&A discussion with NCC team members.

The Nigerian delegation was comprised of policymakers, educators, technical experts and state legislators who had a particular focus on technical and vocational education opportunities for youth. The key objective of the group's Pittsburgh visit was to become exposed to different types of fabrication technologies and explore possible partnerships.

During their week long stay, the group also visited CMU, the Carnegie Science Center and Manchester Bidwell Corporation.

Thanks for visiting!
Apprenticeship Competition
Friday, February 23, 2018
Support the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA as New Century Careers hosts the 2018 Apprenticeship Competition this February!

Interested in participating? Contact Neil Ashbaugh for more information.
EVENING CLASSES starting soon! More details to come in January.
Next daylight class begins on January 22!

For more information on classes, please call Amy Kent or Samara Rosenberg at 1-800-822-9337, option 3, or contact us through the website .

Graduation is approaching and M2K students are close to completing the program. Students are seeking entry-level career opportunities in manufacturing/machining.

Companies hiring can contact Patrick Bendel at 412-258-6668 or Samara Rosenberg at 412-258-6617 for more information.
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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.