NCC takes National Apprenticeship Week to new levels
National Apprenticeship Week is a nationwide celebration that showcases the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeships for re-building the economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. President Biden said this about apprenticeships in his Proclamation: “For many workers, especially those without college degrees, apprenticeships create a critical pathway to good-paying jobs. Registered apprentices earn while they learn. . .Supporting Registered Apprenticeships is a key part of my economic vision to build an economy from the bottom up and the middle out: an economy that works for everyone.”

New Century Careers celebrated the week in a big way!  

  • Pittsburgh City Council issued a proclamation on Nov. 15 acknowledging the value of apprenticeships. Thanks to Councilman Bruce Kraus for sponsoring it.

  • President and CEO Neil Ashbaugh was interviewed by Newsy news service and gave a presentation about the NCC Registered Robotics Apprenticeship Program at the 5th Annual Meeting of the ARM Institute on November 16.

  • Daily social media posts pointed out various advantages of apprenticeships for employers and employees alike.   

Click here to learn more about how apprenticeships can build your business!  
Recruiting through outreach at full peak this fall
Outreach opportunities offer broad visibility for New Century Careers among potential trainees and referral sources! NCC’s active fall schedule included participation in Career Day at A.W. Beattie Career Center, Pittsburgh Robotics Network Discovery Day 2022 and Women of SWPA Grant Recipient Banquet. NCC also welcomed New Academy Charter School (Pictured right) for a tour. 

To book an NCC speaker or schedule a tour, call (412)-258-6620. The NCC staff looks forward to meeting you! 
NCC welcomes Sarah Bast as
Student Services & Development Associate
Sarah Bast is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and minors in Exercise Science and Sociology. She is originally from Long Island, New York, but certainly has an affinity for Pittsburgh after spending her college years here. She also plans to pursue her Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Sarah’s work as a First Year Mentor for Pitt’s Office of New Student Programs, planning events to acclimate new students to their surroundings, is ideal background for her position as the Student Services and Development Associate at New Century Careers. Sarah will be working with trainees in the Manufacturing 2000 pre-apprenticeship program, as well as assisting with grant writing and communicating with stakeholders in the region. Sarah’s interest in training comes naturally. Her mother is a Work-Based Learning Coordinator at GC Tech in Levittown, NY.

"Working at New Century Careers has been such a rewarding experience. The different facets of my work here reflect the type of work I had hoped to do after graduating college. Doing this work with such a great team makes it even better!"
-Sarah on her time at NCC
Training & Facility Supervisor

NCC is looking for someone to assist in its goal to increase and maintain our capacity and capability to train and upskill individuals for the regional manufacturing industry by assuring well-equipped and maintained training facilities including NCC’s Administrative Offices.

Click here to view the full job description and learn more about supporting manufacturing education!
Special Projects & Outreach Coordinator

NCC is seeking a outgoing candidate to provide direct services and project management support to programs such as youth outreach, non-traditional apprenticeship recruitment and industry partnership coordination.

Click here to view the full job description to learn more!
M2K Instructors

Are you or someone you know retired and looking to give back to the manufacturing industry?

NCC knows that good retirees make great machining instructors!

Click here to learn about becoming a Manufacturing 2000 program instructor and support the next generation of the manufacturing industry!
Contact Neil Ashbaugh or call 412-212-0828 to apply!
MANUFACTURING 2000 highlight: Calvin McDonald
Having previously worked as a professional barber at his local shop, Calvin became aware of New Century Careers after seeing promotional material at one of the shops in his neighborhood.
Calvin originally came from Mississippi where his father would talk about the legacy of metal workers in his family, a topic that piqued his interest.

Upon completion of the MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) program, Calvin accepted a position at Formlogic. During his time as a trainee, he obtained five National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials, completed nine NIMS projects, and achieved seventy metalworking skills.

His advice to younger generations who have not been exposed to the manufacturing industry, is that it along with other trades are just as important and needed today as they were decades ago.

"This program can give you some purpose and great opportunities in life. Don't fear the math!"
-Calvin on the M2K program
NCC classes now enrolling in Pittsburgh and Latrobe!
Picture yourself in a new career in the new year!
The manufacturing industry is in need of machinists! You can be ready for an entry level position in just a few short months!

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 and will begin late January. APPLY TODAY!
Thank you for supporting NCC during Giving Tuesday!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to New Century Careers (NCC) through the recent Give Big Pittsburgh online giving campaign hosted by Pittsburgh Magazine.

Your support is already benefiting SWPA residents enrolled in the industry-driven Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) pre-apprenticeship program. Please come by for a visit to see your donation in action. NCC's Anselmo Training Innovation Center is located at 305 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

If you missed the chance to donate for Giving Tuesday, you can still do so on NCC's Give Big page until the end of the year. Additionally, you can visit NCC's website donate portal.

Thank you for your contribution!

Other ways you can support NCC!
Click here to make a vehicle donation.
Choose New Century Careers here
NCC's United Way designee code is 1461264.
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.