October
2020
Update

New Century Careers Update
M2K training continues despite COVID; three placements in October
NCC is accepting applications for the tuition-free M2K Machinist Training Program. Despite the pandemic, NCC has consistently placed trainees in jobs, including two in October to bring total placements this year to 11.

Classes are FREE to qualified students and are offered at two locations:

  • Pittsburgh (South Side) Machinist Training - Daylight and Evening Classes - Next class starts November 30th
  • Eastern Westmoreland CTC Machinist Training - Evening 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.
We are still recruiting for the M2K day class, but space is very limited due to in-person COVID restrictions. Apply today! The evening program still has space available.
Don't miss this virtual event as we honor the region's premier CEOs and Top Executives!
Please join us and others in honoring NCC's former President & CEO, Paul Anselmo, at the Fox Rothschild Outstanding CEOs & Top Executives on Thursday, November 12th from 3:00 pm - 4:00pm.


M2K Spotlight
Before M2K, Keith was struggling to find a job. He had a steady job for 9 years that he could not continue due to a conviction.

Keith found out about New Century Careers through his probation officer and decided to look into the program.

I was just at a point where I was going through a really tough time,” said Keith. “But you guys turned out to be [a] life changing, lifesaving experience. I was in such a deep depression, I went with the flow for a while and I found the talent that I didn’t know I had for this kind of thing.”

While Keith was here, he received real-world, hands-on training through the Job Shop, where he gained experience on CNC machines and programming conversational CNC.

Keith was placed in a machinist job with a local company in October 2020. His plans for the future are to advance into the programming of CNC Machines, whether conversational or G Code.
Featured Partner Company
Petersen Precision Metals is a family-owned and operated machine shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Established in 1950, Petersen Precision Metals has been serving the tri-state area for over half a century. Their vast experience in machining and fabricating enables us to precisely machine and repair parts.  

Petersen Precision Metals prides itself on supplying high quality, highly precise, customized parts, and prompt and professional service.

For more information visit the company’s website here.
New Century Job Shop

The Job Shop is open!

New Century Job Shop assists manufacturers by providing parts from prototype to small batch production runs.

For a Job Shop quote, contact
Patrick Bendel at 412-258-6668 or bendel@ncsquared.com
Looking for a card holder?
NCC has your solution for holiday gift ideas, employee recognition or client gifts? Contact Patrick Bendel at the New Century Job Shop about creating customized card holders for your organization.  Order soon to beat the holiday rush!
BotsIQ Celebrates Manufacturing Month
October was a busy month for BotsIQ. Enrollment continues to increase in BotsIQ’s combat robotics program, BotsIQ Academy, and Close the Loop. BotsIQ is excited to welcome two new schools this year: Monessen High School and The Gow School.  

In addition to its normal programming, BotsIQ celebrated manufacturing throughout the month with a variety of virtual tours and career panels. 16 companies supported BotsIQ’s eight virtual events and to date, the events have more than 600 views on YouTube.  

Hosting the events virtually provided an added bonus for BotsIQ -- an increased reach to schools not previously engaged with the program. Several new high schools attended events and even a few elementary and middle schools participated!  

If you are interested in connecting with a BotsIQ school or learning how your company can participate in a future event, please contact Michel Conklin at conklin@botsiqpa.com or visit www.botsiqpa.org
Promote your business in this Newsletter!
New Century Careers is offering a unique opportunity to promote your business, while at the same time supporting our nationally recognized training programs that are creating skilled workers for in-demand manufacturing jobs in the region.

Contact Becca Durkot, NCC Communications & Marketing Specialist, at 412-212-0005 or durkot@ncsquared.com, for additional information.
Looking for Machinists?
If you are a manufacturing company in need of machinists, contact New Century Careers at 412-258-6620
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.
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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.