October
2019
Update

Milestones in NCC's 20-year history
In June 2018, New Century Careers launched New Century Job Shop .

Designed by local manufacturers and industry partners—including the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board, NCC and its New Program & Strategic Opportunities Committee, World-Class Industrial Network, Job Shop Curriculum Impact Committee, and Deluzio & Company—the Job Shop offers a unique way to outsource manufactured components, while also creating growth opportunities for the region’s manufacturing industry.
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K)
New Century Careers is accepting applications for the tuition-free MANUFACTURING 2000 (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 Classes - Next Class is scheduled to start Nov. 18th

For additional information on classes or to begin the application process, call Samara Rosenberg or Matt Zema at 1-800-822-9337 or contact NCC online.
New Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program
Eileen Cipriani, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development, visited NCC this month. She announced that the Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program with ARM - Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing , Catalyst Connection , CCAC , and Tooling U-SME has been registered with L&I!

Click here to read more about the Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program in the Pittsburgh Business Times.
M2K Spotlight
Before starting the M2K program, Hunter studied Mechatronics Engineering at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. After two years, he left school.

Hunter remembered M2K from high school. He was on the BotsIQ team at the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy and was introduced to the program there.

“After I couldn’t go to college anymore, I debated what to do. Since I enjoyed the BotsIQ program, I decided to pursue a career in machining,” Hunter said. “I found the CNC portion of the M2K program the most beneficial. The CNC training and programming G-code really helped me land my job… this is what employers are looking for. New Century Job Shop also helped because I learned how to change the spindle speed and feed rates to make parts look better. I learned how to get the job done faster and essentially better.”

Hunter accepted a machinist position at a local company in September. 
NCC Celebrates MFG Day
In honor of National Manufacturing Day, NCC participated in a MFG Day event hosted by ARM - Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, Catalyst Connection, and CMU's Manufacturing Futures Initiative at Mill 19.

Several high school students from the Pittsburgh region attended the event to meet industry leaders and learn about careers in manufacturing.

Dominick, an M2K completer, served on a panel and shared his personal training experience.
New Century Job Shop Update
New Century Job Shop quoted 8 jobs in October and received 6 part orders!

To learn more about New Century Job Shop's capabilities or to discuss a project, contact Job Shop Manager Rich Payo at 412-745-1013 or payo@ncsquared.com .

BotsIQ
BotsIQ is celebrating 15 years this competition season!

To kick off the celebration, BotsIQ held a 15th Anniversary Event earlier this month to celebrate BotsIQ's growth and successes. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Attention Manufacturing Partner Companies: Free Books Available!
Thanks to Giant Eagle, Inc., NCC received a donation of books on manufacturing and business enterprise education. The books include a large number of titles related to Toyota Production Systems and Lean Improvements. These books could be used to help improve and challenge your management teams.

If you're interested in the books, please call Ashley Kirsch at 412-212-0005 or email kirsch@ncsquared.com to arrange pick up of the books at NCC's Training Innovation Center. There's only a limited supply available, so take advantage and call today!
New Partner Companies
NCC welcomes Miller Plastic Products Inc. and Custom Manufacturing & Industrial Services, 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.
Featured Tour
Miller Plastic Products Inc. toured NCC recently to learn more about M2K and New Century Job Shop.

If your company, organization or school is interested in scheduling a tour of the Training Innovation Center, please contact Patrick Bendel at 412-258-6668 or by  email.
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 who will be pleased to help you.

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 
NCC is a SWPA 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.