April
2021
Update

AIM Higher Consortium event focuses on bringing
more defense manufacturing to the region
The AIM Higher Consortium is a wide-ranging program funded by the Department of Defense (DOD) with the goal of strengthening the defense supply chain in Southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The AIM Higher DOD Supply Chain Virtual Event on Tuesday, May 18, from 9 am – 5 pm, will discuss with real world supply chain gaps and challenges faced by multiple agencies in the DOD. Presentations will cover what these agencies see for both short-term and long-term needs; how small businesses can stand out among larger competitors; and current trends seen by the DOD in advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, robotics, advanced materials and composites. Manufacturers also will have opportunities to make connections with DOD entities.

TRAK open house attracts local manufacturers
for cutting-edge equipment demos
TRAK Machine Tools welcomed more than 35 attendees from 18 companies from across the region to the TRAK Pittsburgh Showroom open house at New Century Careers’ Anselmo Innovation Training Center on April 29. TRAK representatives demonstrated TRAK mills and lathes with ProtoTRAK CNCs for one-off and small lot; TRAK TMC5, the world’s first toolroom machining center; TRAK 2op Compact Machining Center, and 3D printers by 3ntr.
 
“The robust turnout seems to signal that companies are seeing some light post -COVID and are ready to invest in equipment. Those who attended were engaged and interested in seeing the products in action,” said Anthony Cicero, TRAK Atlantic regional manager.
 
Missed the event? To plan a showroom visit and equipment demonstration call Amanda at TRAK, 310-608-4422, Ext. 159.
NCC CEO to promote manufacturing careers
at AMPED Summit

Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO, will be among the session speakers for the virtual NTMA AMPED MFG Career Summit, May 12-14. Students, parents, teachers and those who guide career-seekers can learn the latest about the breadth of manufacturing career opportunities, benefits of working in the industry, guidance on next steps, connections with post-secondary options, and more. 
NCC now enrolling for the
M2K Machinist Training Program!
Registration is now open for New Century Careers’ tuition-free Machinist Training Program, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K). Classes begin soon at the Anselmo Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Call 412-258-6620 (option 4) to learn more.

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

  • Pittsburgh (South Side) Machinist Training - Daylight and Evening Classes - Next class starts May 17th
  • Eastern Westmoreland CTC Machinist Training - Evening Classes- Enrolling now!

Online applications are now available here.
Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA's Upcoming Lunch & Learn Event
June 21, 2021  
12:00PM - 4:00PM (lunch included)
Westmoreland Country Club
Cost: Free
The Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA is pleased to announce a special Lunch & Learn Event. Mark your calendars now and join us for an in-person meal, networking and ideas for the future of your company. Presenters include: 

  • Leia T. Shilobod, of InTech Solutions, Inc., a full-service customer-centric IT firm
  • Kevin Jones of Ectobox, Inc., an Industrial Intelligence solutions company focused on helping manufacturing operations
  • Max Tipton of Paperless Parts, offering quoting software for custom manufacturers
 
BOTSIQ Receives $499K PASMART Grant
to Expand Youth Program
Manufacturing and STEM industries are seeking a diverse group of skilled workers to fill current and future positions. That’s where BotsIQ comes in--providing programming that educates and encourages students to consider manufacturing, and other STEM occupations, as viable career options.

For nearly 16 years, the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation has introduced manufacturing careers to high school students across southwestern Pennsylvania through its signature youth program, Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ (BotsIQ). Armed with knowledge and experience, BotsIQ will now introduce manufacturing to students sooner than high school.  

Funder Spotlight
Thank you to The Pittsburgh Foundation for generously supporting job training and material aid to underrepresented populations through M2K. Thanks also to the Sylvia & Martin Snow Charitable Foundation Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation for a grant to support additional expenses related to the Covid-19 crisis. New Century Careers is very grateful for this funding.
New Partner Companies
as its newest Partner Companies!
NCC is dedicated to helping with industry's workforce needs and uncovering sources of support for manufacturers. As a training partner, NCC provides a source of 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 at 412-258-6668 or bendel@ncsquared.com.
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 programs that are training 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 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.