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!”