February
2020
Update

New Century Careers Update
Congratulations to Paul Anselmo on his Retirement!
New Century Careers extends congratulations and appreciation to Paul Anselmo, who will retire after two decades of service to the manufacturing sector, effective February 29, 2020.

Paul co-founded non-profit agency New Century Careers (NCC) in 1999 following 20 years in public education. As President and CEO of NCC, he provided design, start-up and project management for all NCC initiatives, securing and managing substantial grants from multiple federal, state and foundation sources. NCC also contracts with the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association) to administer the multi-employer machinist apprenticeship program.

In December, Paul received the NTMA William E. Hardman Award for Excellence in Training presented to an individual or organization that has consistently demonstrated strong support and active participation in structured training for the precision custom manufacturing industry. “Paul embodies a unique understanding of manufacturers, students, trainees, and instructors and acts as a bridge to funders, academia, public officials, government and social service agencies, aligning mutual goals and facilitating relationships to achieve them,” says Greg Chambers, NCC Board Chair and Director of Corporate Compliance at Oberg Industries, who has worked with Paul since the founding of NCC. 

Paul played a pivotal role in establishing the Manufacturing Industry Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, which created active engagement among employer partners. Other unique initiatives such as COMPETE incumbent worker training and the BotsIQ high school robotics program developed by the partnership help create a manufacturing workers pipeline sorely needed in the region. He continued to oversee MANUFACTURING 2000 and BotsIQ, now programs of New Century Careers.

Neil Ashbaugh, current NCC Director of Services, will succeed Paul as NCC President and CEO.

“The success of New Century Careers over two decades would not have been possible without the incredible support of our many stakeholders, who have collectively recognized the critical role of manufacturing in the region and ensured a pipeline of qualified workers through New Century Careers and our broader workforce system," Paul said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this important effort. Thank you again for your past and future support!”  
Awards:
  • NTMA William E. Hardman Award
  • 2019 Fox Rothschild Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives Award.
The Training Innovation Center will now be called The Anselmo Training Innovation Center
NTMA Apprenticeship Update
On Friday, Feb. 21 st , 2020 the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA hosted its annual Apprentice Competition at New Century Careers. The competition included Apprentices from: Hamill Manufacturing Company,  L&S Machine Company Penn United Technologies, Inc. Alle-Kiski Industries Custom Tool & Grinding  and  Oberg Industries, Inc. T his day-long event had competitors complete a knowledge exam and then two machining projects, one each for manual lathe and manual mill.

NCC wants to give a big thank you to  MSC Industrial Supply , Pittsburgh Office and  Alro Steel Corporation for the fantastic support, along with all of our  Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA  Steering Committee members and volunteers!

The winner will be announced at the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA Apprentice Graduation banquet held in early June. The winner will receive a beautiful H. Gerstner & Sons toolbox.
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K)
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:

  • Eastern Westmoreland CTC Machinist Training - Evening Classes
  • McKeesport Machinist Quick Train - Daylight Classes
  • Pittsburgh (South Side) Machinist Training - Daylight and 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.
New Century Job Shop
Are you a manufacturer experiencing a disruption in your supply chain for manufactured globally sourced parts?

New Century Job Shop is your local source for prototype to small batch parts needs!

New Century Job Shop opened at NCC's South Side Training and Innovation center in 2018. It offers a unique way to outsource manufactured components, while also creating growth opportunities for the region's manufacturing industry.

A recent client said, "New Century Job Shop was a great team to work with. They helped us develop a machined part for a product we wished to produce, and they offered additional engineering assistance to improve our original request. As a result, an order for one test part became an order for ten production parts.


To learn more about New Century Job Shop's capabilities or to discuss a project, contact Jody Fazekas at 412-745-1013 / fazekas@ncsquared.com or Neil Ashbaugh at 412-212-0828 / ashbaugh@ncsquared.com .

BotsIQ



2020 BotsIQ Competition and STEM Showcase calendar of Events




BotsIQ’s Preliminary Competitions:
  •  March 6th at Robert Morris University in the John Jay Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • March 13th at Westmoreland County Community College from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 14th at Westmoreland County Community College from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Finals Competition will be held on April 24-25, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at California University of Pennsylvania’s Convocation Center. 
  • April 24th at California University of Pennsylvania STEM Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information or ways to help out, visit www.botsiqpa.org
New Partner Company
NCC welcomes Fluid Sealing International and Rapid TPC, LLC as its newest Partner Companies. Thank You!
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 your team who can help your company grow and adhere to high standards of product quality and customer service.
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 .
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.