June
2020
Update

New Century Careers Update
Mission Statement
For the past 20 years, New Century Careers has been, and will continue to be, an organization that is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of the trainees and employers we serve throughout Southwestern PA. We proudly updated our mission statement in the Fall of 2019 and wanted the world to see that in addition to these words, New Century Careers is committed to putting these words into action.  

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.   

As professionals of the manufacturing industry, together, we are making a difference!
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K)
M2K Classes have resumed!

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- classes to resume soon
  • McKeesport Machinist Quick Train - Daylight 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.
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 .
NTMA Apprenticeship
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 th , 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.
Pittsburgh Chapter NTMF/EHD
Manufacturing Open

Register by July 1 to take advantage of our Early Bird Bundle: 
Foursome Registration and a Blue Level Sponsorship - $950.00

Want to take your support of the southwestern PA manufacturing industry to the next level? 
We have additional sponsorship opportunities available.
 
RED LEVEL:
$1500- Listed on Promotional Materials / Logo on Banner / Listed on PGHNTMA.org / Listed in Precision Pittsburgh / Tee Box Sign

WHITE: 
$750 Logo on Banner Listed on PGHNTMA.org / Listed in Precision Pittsburgh / Tee Box Sign   

BLUE LEVEL:
$250 Tee Box Sign

There are plenty of organizations vying for your attention and your sponsorship dollars.
WE PROMISE THIS:  Funds raised through this one golf outing are impacting the state of our industry and will for years to come. We are opening minds, building skills and reinforcing the future of manufacturing right here in the Pittsburgh region. 



In addition to cash sponsorships, the NTMF is always please to accept donations
for our Chinese auction. 
For item donations, please contact Ed Sikora at:  office@pghntma.org  
M2K Spotlight
After being a baker and chef for over 20 years, Jeff had been thinking about a change in careers.

“I had been thinking about changing careers and knew I would need some vocational training to do so. I enjoy working with my hands and I though machining would be a good option”

Jeff completed every project in the book and had the opportunity to participate in New Century Job Shop.

“I believe the experience in Job Shop is what helped me to get a job,” Jeff said. “The training is great, it offers true real-world experience, so you know what to expect when you get a job.”

J eff accepted a job as a CNC Operator with a local company.
New Century Job Shop

Job Shop is open!

If you would like to have the Job Shop quote any work for you, please contact our Job Shop Manager, Jody Fazekas at 412-745-1013 /  fazekas@ncsquared.com .
BotsIQ
This spring, BotsIQ celebrated its 15th year of developing and inspiring high school students from across southwestern Pennsylvania. Despite the global pandemic, BotsIQ continued to provide its services to over 60 schools and nearly 1,000 students. As schools shifted to remote learning, BotsIQ provided support with its online training program, BotsIQ Academy, and developed new resources to engage students through hands-on engineering and design lessons. This year, nearly 90% of students learned at least one technical skill such as machining, welding, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer-aided design and more than 85% of BotsIQ students indicated they are interested in or planning to explore a manufacturing or STEM-related career.  

On Monday, August 24th, community, manufacturing, and business leaders will gather at Westmoreland Country Club for an exciting day of golf benefiting the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation and BotsIQ. We are currently requesting donations to raffle at our event. It is our sincere hope that you will support BotsIQ by donating a gift card or scratch-off lottery tickets to be added to a basket. Donations can be sent to: Michel Conklin, BotsIQ, 305 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  

Your support helps BotsIQ to continue to grow, train, and connect with more students and continues our mission to educate students about manufacturing and STEM careers. 
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.
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 .
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.