October
2017
Update
Featured Company:
Glen Carbide Inc. is the leader in the manufacturing of carbide wear parts and carbide cold draw and forming tooling. The company was founded in 1959 by A. Earle Glen as a result of the metallurgical products department of General Electric Carboloy Division selling its die making facilities in Pittsburgh, PA. It moved to its current location in Carnegie, PA in 1963.

Since that time, Glen Carbide has expanded its manufacturing facilities five times. The current management team has continued the objective of manufacturing the highest quality products by continually upgrading to the latest CNC machine tool technology and the most efficient production methods, and by having a skilled, well trained workforce that is continually improving.

New Century Careers thanks Glen Carbide Inc. for its continuous support. 

For more information visit the company's website .
M2K Student Spotlight
Andre , age 28, was introduced to NCC through a friend several years ago, and was interested in acquiring training to start a well-paying career with long-term benefits. He said, “As soon as I entered, I instantly fell in love with the process of metalworking. It fascinated me, kind of like art. You take a lifeless piece of metal and turn it into a working object.” Andre did not complete the program at that time, but re-enrolled this year determined to graduate. He says that through the program he learned both machinist skills and life skills, like patience and determination. In September, Andre received his first machinist job offer from a local company. “I’m excited and ready to progress,” he said. “No matter what, don’t give up. Put in the work and the possibilities are endless.”
NCC Board of Directors Spotlight
Greg Chambers earned a chemical engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University, then became a journeyman precision toolmaker. Today, Greg is Director of Corporate Compliance at Oberg Industries, a full-service contract manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies. An innovative corporate leader, he creates novel compliance programs for contract manufacturing and institutes export control processes for a multitude of products. Greg is also responsible for Environmental, Safety and Export compliance at all Oberg facilities, and worked as the Environmental, Health and Safety Manager prior to his current position.

In addition, Greg has more than 20 years of experience as an advocate for and leader of apprenticeship training and development, both locally and nationally. Since 2014, he has served on the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship and Training Council, and the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training with the U.S. Department of Labor. He previously served as the President of the American Apprenticeship Roundtable and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills, where he continues his service as Chairman of the Board.

At NCC, Greg is a founding Board member, having served on the Board of Directors since 2000, and is the current Chairperson. He was instrumental in the development of the SWPA BotsIQ program and currently serves on the BotsIQ Executive Committee. 

Thank you Greg for all that you do!
Penn State Tool and Die makes donation for critical facilities need!  




Penn State Tool and Die (Mt. Pleasant, PA) has long supported the mission of New Century Careers. With the recent addition and increase in usage of CNC equipment at NCC, the need for air line capacity increased and was quickly reaching maximum available volume.

When Penn State Tool and Die heard of this pending issue, CFO John Dransart spoke with his management team and found that the company had an extra large capacity air compressor and tank. John immediately called and offered to donate this equipment to become part of NCC's existing air supply system, allowing NCC to more than double its capacity to meet and exceed future needs.

Thank you Penn State Tool and Die for continuing to support the mission of New Century Careers through this generous donation!
NCC Hosts Pittsburgh Job Corps
This month, NCC hosted Pittsburgh Job Corps on a tour of its Training Innovation Center.

Pittsburgh Job Corps Center teaches eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

If you'd like to schedule a tour of NCC please contact Patrick Bendel at bendel@ncsquared.com or 412-258-6668.


M2K Student Designs and Builds Chip Shield
Recent M2K graduate Ben designed and built this hinged chip shield using items he had at home to use around his machine during training. Originally from Maryland, Ben has owned two successful businesses and worked in construction for 13 years. As he got older, the hard work and long hours were beginning to take their toll, and he decided he needed a change. Machinist training appealed to him because he likes working with his hands and creating things, and through the M2K program, he gained “a ton of knowledge” from NCC’s experienced instructors. He hoped to get a good job with room for advancement, but said, “I actually want a career, not just a job. That’s my goal. Something sustainable…[with] job security.” 

After pursuing several job opportunities, Ben just found out he was selected for his first choice position at a local manufacturer. The job is full-time with good pay, a flexible schedule, as much overtime as he wants, and includes full medical benefits and 1,000 shares of company stock. Ben is very excited that his job includes international travel one week per month.

We wish him the best of luck at his new position!
SWPA BotsIQ Kicks Off 2018 Season with Annual Teacher Professional Development Day
SWPA BotsIQ's 2018 Competition Season is officially underway!

The annual Teacher Professional Development Day event at CCAC West Hills provided new and returning BotsIQ teachers training workshops and insights on the upcoming season.

Workshops included Documentation 101; New Teacher Q&A's; BoXZY 3D Printing Solutions; Busting STEM Myths for students; Tours of CCAC's Mechatronics Workspaces; Intro to Soldering; Funding your Team; Speeds, Feeds, & Fixtures; and Hands-on Armadillo Robotics Kits.

Special thanks to all of our presenters this year for sharing their time and expertise.
Funder Spotlight
New Century Careers thanks the Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) for its support. NCC is proud to have been selected for the Intensive Services Capacity Building Grant Program for 2017-2018. The leadership team for this project includes NCC Board Secretary Carol Wooten, Ed.D., Faculty Fellow at University of Pittsburgh and Senior Consultant of Schools That Can Pittsburgh; NCC Board Member Afshan Khan, Manufacturing Program Manager at Innovation Works; NCC President and CEO Paul Anselmo; and NCC Director of Services Neil Ashbaugh, with Board Chair Greg Chambers, Director of Corporate Compliance at Oberg Industries serving as an alternate Leadership Team member.

PACE’s mission is to strengthen the community-based nonprofit organizations that potentially or demonstrably can assist African American and economically disadvantaged communities to identify their needs and take effective action. The organization envisions a future where all residents of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region can draw upon stable, effective community-based assistance to strengthen their neighborhoods and improve their quality of life. Thank you, PACE, for all that you do!
ALCOSAN Visits NCC
NCC hosted ALCOSAN for a Training Innovation Center tour.

ALCOSAN's WAVE (Workforce and Vocational Exploration) program provides hands-on activities and job-readiness programming to schools in its service area. The activities allow participating students to explore their career interests and a possible future in the skilled trades.
MANUFACTURING 2000   UPDATE:

Next class begins November 27th

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

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305 East Carson Street 
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
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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.