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
A global manufacturer of complex, precision machined and stamped metal components, Oberg Industries excels at developing creative manufacturing solutions using a blend of advanced manufacturing practices and cutting-edge technologies to give its customers a competitive advantage. The company is a strategic contract manufacturing partner for companies in the Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer/Industrial Products, Defense, Energy, Construction and Housing, Medical Device, Metal Packaging and Munitions markets. Services include multi-axis milling, turning, EDM/MDP® grinding, dies, stamping, motor laminations, additive manufacturing, carbide tooling and engineering services.

Celebrating its 70 th  anniversary in 2018, the company has over $130 million in annual sales and employs almost 800 skilled workers across its Sarver and Freeport, PA plants along with facilities in Costa Rica, which are all ISO and FDA registered. Oberg recently received the Employer of The Year Award from the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board and has been recognized for its innovative, nationally-certified Apprentice Training Programs. For company news and employment opportunities, visi www.Oberg.com .

New Century Careers thanks Oberg Industries for its ongoing support!
M2K Student Spotlight
Ramy moved to Pittsburgh from Egypt, where he earned an Engineering degree. Previously, he worked as a maintenance engineer. He didn’t understand why workers made mistakes that caused damage to machines or why they needed so much time to complete a job. Lacking production experience, Ramy hoped to understand his field better from a production standpoint and work in the U.S. as an engineer.

Joining the M2K program was his first step toward that goal. “The program was amazing. I was learning many [things], . . . many different ways to finish projects.” The program also helped him get acclimated to the U.S. and feel more comfortable. “It made my language better,” he said, “talking with them [students and teachers], speaking together, the jokes, sharing time together. It was good for me.”

Ramy accepted a position as a Machine Operator at a local machine shop in November 2017.
NCC Board of Directors Spotlight
Jim Vazzo joined the NCC Board in 2011 and accepted the role of Treasurer in 2013. He became involved with NCC because of his belief that the organization could benefit from having a board member with a background in both finance and manufacturing. He truly believes in NCC’s mission, having seen firsthand the inability of manufacturers to fill positions due to a lack of skilled employees.

Jim’s finance/accounting/manufacturing background spans the steel, plumbing ware, engineered polymers, engineered products, powder metals, ceramic and carbide finishing, and electronics industries. These businesses represent revenue in the range of $3 million to $200 million. In 2012, with a business partner, he founded The CFO Factor—a consulting firm that provides financial direction to organizations too small or financially unable to afford a full-time CFO.

He holds a B.S. degree in Accounting and an MBA degree, both from Youngstown State University. Jim has taught cost accounting as an adjunct faculty member at Kent State University and was President of the Pittsburgh Downtown Business Connection.

Throughout his tenure on the board, he has never missed a meeting. Thank you, Jim!

Funder Spotlight

Special thanks to BNY Mellon for funding NCC’s Career Center. With this support, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) trainees now have digital access to job postings, career sessions, interviewing tips, announcements and more.

Thank you BNY Mellon for helping the trainees prepare for employment upon program completion.
New Partner Company
New Century Careers welcomes Matthews International as a new partner company. Thank you for supporting NCC!

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 to help companies grow and adhere to high standards of product quality and customer service.
BotsIQ Update
Reach more than 1,000 students and their families by exhibiting at Finals!

The Finals Competition is a fun and interactive event for both participants and spectators.

If your organization, company or school has an engaging booth, please consider exhibiting at the April 13 & 14 Finals at CAL U by completing the Exhibitor Form below.
If you have an interactive booth/activity and are interested in exhibiting at the STEAM Showcase on Saturday, April 14, please fill out the STEAM Form below.

There is no cost to exhibit and all events are free and open to the public. Completed forms are  due  by  Wednesday, March 14.

Questions? Email: kirsch@ncsquared.com or call Ashley Kirsch at 412-212-0005.
Apprenticeship Competition
Friday, February 23, 2018
It's competition time!

Watch the best of the best compete as New Century Careers hosts the 2018 MSC/Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA Apprenticeship Competition on Friday, February 23.

NCC’s Training Innovation Center is located at 305 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Questions about the all-day competition? Contact Liz Blashock with at 412-258-6628 or by email .
Featured Tour
This month, NCC hosted A.W. Beattie Career Center for a tour of the Training Innovation Center. Thanks to the center’s Cooperative Education Coordinator Joanne Vano and Assistant Director for Curriculum & Instruction Sandy Niggel for visiting NCC.

If your company or organization is interested in scheduling a tour, please contact Patrick Bendel at 412-258-6668 or by email .

M2K Student Project
Donna put her M2K skills to work and designed a tiger plate on a Haas simulator, then created the artwork on a Haas milling machine. Great work, Donna!
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 donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to registered charities. 

Please choose New Century Careers   here .

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

Our 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.