Featured Company: Quality Machined Products and Manufacturing Inc.
Since 1946, Quality Machined Products and Manufacturing Inc. (QMP) has provided customers with custom machining and precision manufacturing to yield the highest quality machined parts in the industry. As a family-owned and operated machined products company, QMP knows the value of excellent customer service and the importance of being a reliable vendor while still offering competitive prices. Walter Stammer Jr., QMP President, has instilled a strong work ethic and commitment to quality into his skilled staff. Combined with the latest precision machining technology, QMP strives to achieve complete customer satisfaction.

New Century Careers thanks QMP for its ongoing support.

For more information, please visit the company's website .
M2K Student Spotlight
Before Brian joined the program, he worked sorting packages for a home security company. Seeking a stable career that would harness his creativity, he joined M2K in May 2017. The best part of the program for Brian was realizing his ability to learn a new set of skills at the age of 48. In addition, he said, “M2K helped me overcome obstacles that would have kept me from obtaining a profitable career. I didn’t know that I could overcome these obstacles. I didn’t realize it was more about persistence and attitude…that choices or mistakes I made in the past didn’t have to define me in order to get this job.” Brian was determined to finish training despite the difficulty of working overnight shifts at his logistics job.

In December of 2018, he was hired as an entry-level materials handler at a local manufacturer, a position offering full benefits. His next step, he hopes, will be to move into the manual milling section. “I’m excited for this next step, this door in my life – I didn’t expect it, but it’s amazing. I would never have gotten here if it wasn’t for New Century Careers. The training it gives is exceptional.”

Congratulations, Brian and good luck!
NCC Board of Directors Spotlight
Dr. Carol Wooten  has spent 45+ years in public education as a Biology/Chemistry/German Teacher in VA and PA; Superintendent in South Side Area School District; Co-Founder/Superintendent in Propel Schools, a consortium of public charter Schools in Pittsburgh and the Mon Valley; High School Principal in the Riverview SD; and curriculum and instruction leader in the Mars Area SD. She was a researcher/evaluator for the University of Pittsburgh on the New Futures Project, a project aimed at drop-out prevention and student support in Pittsburgh Public high schools. International experiences include research in Taishi-Cho, Japan and schools across Germany - most recently part of the Aspen Institute (2017 - Berlin and Trier). She is Senior Consultant for Schools That Can Pittsburgh – largest national cross sector network of urban schools and serves on the Board of Directors for New Century Careers and Hill House Passport Academy Charter School, the Education Advisory Committee at Point Park University and as a Remake Learning Ambassador. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Urban Ed at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently serving as the Interim Superintendent at the Western PA School for Blind Children.

Dr. Wooten received the Excellence in Educational Leadership Award in 2011 and the 2013 Departmental Alumni Award for the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Throughout her career, she has supported Workforce Development with a focus on Manufacturing and her current work with Schools That Can includes bringing a Career Skills Program in Precision Machining to local high schools.

Thank you, Dr. Wooten for all that you do!

Funder Spotlight
BotsIQ's Wish Book request was granted!

With support provided by The Pittsburgh Foundation, BotsIQ purchased FingerTech Robotics Viper Combat bot kits to show middle school students that STEM activities can be fun.
New Partner Company
New Century Careers welcomes Allegheny Performance Plastics as a new manufacturing 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 will provide a source of skilled workers to your team who can help your company grow and adhere to high standards of product quality and customer service.
BotsIQ Update
As the 2018 BotsIQ competition season approaches, Industry Advisors are still needed for the following schools:

  • Freedom Area High School - Beaver County, Freedom, PA
  • Seneca Valley High School - Butler County, Harmony, PA
  • Ringgold High School - Washington County - Monongahela, PA
  • Fox Chapel High School - Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA

BotsIQ Industry Advisors introduce students to the possibility of a career in manufacturing. For more information on how to become an Industry Advisor, explore the BotsIQ Industry Advisor Toolkit or contact Michel Conklin at 412-258-6676 or by email .

Apprenticeship Competition
Friday, February 23, 2018
Registration for competitors
is due NOW !

Watch the best of the best compete as New Century Careers hosts the 2018 MSC/Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA Apprenticeship Competition this February!

The competition will be held all day Friday, February 23 at New Century Careers' Training Innovation Center (305 E. Carson Street in Pittsburgh).

Contact Liz Blashock with questions at 412-258-6628 or by email .

M2K Student's Train Project Combines Passion for Trains with Mastery of Skills
 With the knowledge and skills he gained through M2K, Charlie built a fixture to perform milling operations on his model hopper cars.

Great work, Charlie!
EVENING CLASSES starting Monday, February 5th!
Next Daytime Class begins on Monday, February 12th!
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 .

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.