Registration is now open
for AIM Higher's Defense Manufacturing Summit

AIM Higher Defense Manufacturing Summit
Wednesday, June 21, 4-7pm
Neighborhood 91 – 1300 Clinton Road, Clinton, PA 15026
Thursday, June 22, 8:30am - 5pm
Mill 19, Hazelwood Green
Mill 19 Building A – 4501 Lytle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

The AIM Higher Consortium, in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, announces a defense Manufacturing Summit. This event will focus on Defense technological, R&D, supply chain and workforce needs and how our regional manufacturers and university researchers can help meet these needs. Registration is $25 per day.

Event sponsorships that include an exhibit table and one registration are available for $200. Email  Tom Reed or call 412-918-4269.

Click here for registration and additional details.

NCC represented at Tooling U-SME tuXperience 2022 Conference
NCC President and CEO Neil Ashbaugh will be among the panelists at the Tooling U-SME tuXperience 2022 Conference. Top-performing large and small manufacturers, educators, and other workforce agencies and experts will meet June 8-9 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh. Neil’s presentation will be part of the conference’s “Spirit of Collaboration” Workforce Panel on June 9.

Through presentations, workshops, and networking opportunities, attendees will learn ways to grow worker pipelines, onboard new staff, and upskill their incumbent workforce. Peers will describe how their commitment to training and development helped them successfully reduce scrap, increase production, and prepare for new technology.

New Century Careers trainees learn machining basics using Tooling U-SME curriculum. 

For additional conference details and registration, click here.
BotsIQ 2022 Competition ends with a spark!
Congratulations to all the teams that participated in
the 2022 BotsIQ Competition April 29-30 at California University of Pennsylvania!
Winning teams are:
Grand Champion -- Charleroi Area School District
Industry Advisor -- DMI Companies

First Place Competition -- Bedford Area School District
Industry Advisor -- Kennametal

Second Place Competition -- Charleroi Area School District
Industry Advisor -- DMI Companies

First Place -- Documentation -- Southmoreland School District
Industry Advisors -- Penn State Tool & Die*, Reynolds Machine Company*, TECH MET Chemical Milling, KAF-TECH Industries, SWANK Construction, Quality Trucking

Second Place -- Documentation -- Hempfield Area School District
Industry Advisors -- Composidie*, Product Evaluation Systems, Gear Research Institute

Best Rookie Team -- Penns Valley Area School District
Industry Advisor -- Lycoming Engines

King of the Ring -- Fox Chapel HS 
Industry Advisor -- L&S Machine

Coolest Bot -- Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School
Industry Advisors -- Lockheed Martin Aero Parts Inc. & KovLar Precision

Best Engineered Bot -- Charleroi Area School District
Industry Advisor -- DMI Companies

Best Sportsmanship -- Punxsutawney Area School District
Industry Advisor -- Miller Fabrication Solutions

*NCC Partner Company

Congratulations to the scholarship winners and thanks to all of the industry advisors and volunteers that helped in this year's competition.
Ronald Buckner joins NCC as Marketing Communications Generalist
NCC’s new Marketing Communications Generalist Ronald Buckner is a 2022 summa cum laude graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in digital media communications and a minor in speech communication. During his time on campus he was an active member of Sigma Chi, Tau Beta Sigma and other organizations. Ron may be familiar to many. He was an intern at NCC and continues his enthusiasm for promoting workforce development. New Century Careers welcomes him to the team!
NCC Westmoreland County recruitment efforts expand
New Century Careers unveiled the next in a series of efforts to recruit applicants for its tuition-free Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) training at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center with banners at local baseball fields.  The banner also will welcome visitors at the Shop ‘N Save Westmoreland Air Show at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Rt. 51 at Rt. 981, Latrobe, on June 11-12.

“We chose these placements based on the number of families that participate in these events. Parents are key influencers in their children’s career choices. The air show also draws a huge audience from throughout the region,” said Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO. “We also are showcasing the talents of EWCTC students who created the banner design.”
Make NCC your training hub! 
Classes now enrolling in Pittsburgh and Latrobe!
Registration for Manufacturing 2000 is ongoing at the Eastern Westmoreland CTC site in Latrobe. A new cohort for M2K training in Pittsburgh is enrolling now. APPLY TODAY!

Other training options:
  • Registered Robotics Technician Apprenticeship cohorts are forming! The two-year registered apprenticeship program focuses on automation and robotics. Also, NCC provides sponsorship for the four-year Machinist Apprenticeship. Email Eric Pferdekamper or call 412- 745-1014 for information.
  • Incumbent Worker Training also is available. Contact Patrick Bendel or call 412-258-6668.

NCC is currently recruiting instructors for training classes. Interested? Click here.
New NCC Partner Companies support workforce development!
Click on the link to learn more about these companies!

NCC provides Partner Companies a source of job-ready, skilled workers who can help your company grow and adhere to high standards of product quality and customer service. Interested in becoming a Partner Company to build the next generation of machinists? Contact Patrick Bendel, 412-258-6668.

Get a close-up of manufacturing today!
Visit New Century Careers!
Tours of NCC's Anselmo Training Innovation Center are interesting ways to learn more about manufacturing and the many career options available in the region. These groups recently toured NCC: Salt Lake CNC, Jennison, Ametek, Ensinger Inc., Metplas, Rankin Christian Center, Community Empowerment Association, Propel Schools, and Eaton Corporation (Pictured). To schedule an NCC tour, click here. Patrick Bendel, NCC outreach coordinator, also maintained an active presence at career fairs around the region, including Hempfield Area High School and Careerlink
In need of job-ready machinists?
Contact New Century Careers at 412-258-6620.
Support New Century Careers! Build the region's workforce!

If your company matches charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations, please consider that option to support New Century Careers. You'll maximize the impact of your donation at no cost to you!

Some companies go further by providing grants to nonprofits when employees volunteer. NCC is currently seeking volunteers to paint the interior of its training facility. To share your time and talents with NCC, contact Neil Ashbaugh.

Click on links below for others ways to contribute!

Click here to make a vehicle donation.
Choose New Century Careers here
NCC's United Way
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.