NCC Hosts female Argentine labor union leaders
Global Pittsburgh was asked by the national programming agency Meridian International Center to arrange programming for 10 female labor leaders in a project entitled “Argentine Labor Union Leaders.” New Century Careers was selected as one of the sites for the group’s visit on Oct. 4. Pittsburgh was the second of three cities in the group’s 10-day study tour in the United States. The project is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires.
The program provides a foundation for the participants to understand U.S. labor issues through the lens of women’s empowerment. The women meet with U.S. counterparts in federal, state, and local government, academia, unions, community and other relevant organizations, with opportunities to engage with a diverse array of Americans. 

Participants represented a broad range of sectors -- bakeries, tourism, civil service, trade unions, light and power, sports and civil entities, sanitary works, technical education, maritime union, and justice --with the goal of continuing to serve as mentors and leaders for other women in their industries. 

NCC President and CEO Neil Ashbaugh introduced the group to the regional manufacturing landscape, workforce issues, and New Century Careers training programs created to address the ongoing need for skilled workers, featuring success stories of female trainees. He highlighted NCC’s recent partnership with Dress for Success and When She Thrives, which aims to connect women with education and employment opportunities and other resources. NCC Board Secretary Carol Wooten, Ed.D., also welcomed the group.

To schedule a visit to NCC, call 412-258-6620 today!
Filming of CNN story highlights NCC Manufacturing Day Open House
New Century Careers unveiled the beta test of its curriculum digitization project during its National Manufacturing Day Open House on Oct. 5 at the Anselmo Training Innovation Center, South Side.  

Through a Rewyndr application on tablets, Manufacturing 2000 trainees can reference instructor and industry knowledge as they complete their assignments.  

The Pittsburgh TRAK Showroom also had local representatives on-site to demonstrate the latest equipment and technology from TRAK Machine Tools and to present training and financing opportunities.

A highlight of the day was the filming of a segment of the CNN story “Made in America,” which aired on Oct. 7. Segments also aired on WPXI and WTAE.   
Gene Haas Foundation Grant supports CNC training Scholarships
New Century Careers is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation to support scholarships and competition teams. Scholarships are to be awarded to students currently enrolled in or will be enrolling in CNC technologist training or a CNC machining-based engineering program at the post-secondary level.

To address the growing need for skilled manufacturing employees industry wide, the Foundation provides scholarship grants, sponsors individual and team CNC competitions, and partners with the very best CNC training programs in the world to help expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training. 

“The Foundation grant recognizes our mutual mission to train a skilled workforce,” said Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO. “Scholarships will enable companies and individuals to provide training like our incumbent worker and apprenticeship programs, preparing them for in-demand opportunities in today’s world of advanced manufacturing.
NCC to participate in
National Apprenticeship Week 2022
In honor of the 85th anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Act, the U.S.
Department of Labor is hosting the 8th Annual National Apprenticeship
Week (NAW), November 14-21. During the nationwide celebration, industry, labor, equity,
workforce, education, and government leaders showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship.

This is a proven industry-driven training model for rebuilding the economy, advancing racial and gender equity, building a pipeline to good quality jobs, and supporting underserved communities. Registered Apprenticeships are key to addressing the nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, and modernizing cybersecurity response.

Follow our social media and be sure to check our website for additional activities to mark the week. To learn how to have your company benefit from a registered apprenticeship program, contact Eric Pferdekamper or call 412-745-1014.
Special Projects & Outreach Coordinator

NCC is looking for someone willing 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 and learn more about supporting manufacturing education!
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!
NCC trainee highlight: Michael Pro and Tyler Smith
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) trainees, Michael Pro and Tyler Smith, have recently begun working with NCC's Training & Facility Supervisor, Larry Hayhurst, in New Century Job Shop.

By participating in this NCC program, Michael and Tyler have had the opportunity to further their machinist training and experience by working on a CNC machine and learning more about precision threading, work-holding and production of repeatable components.

Michael and Tyler both currently have two National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials, and the experience they gain in Job Shop will increase their expertise and capability as aspiring machinists!
NCC classes now enrolling in Pittsburgh and Latrobe!
Picture yourself in a new career in months!
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 November 28. APPLY TODAY!

This month, the M2K trainees of the September cohort earned their second NIMS credentials and have began getting experience on the manufacturing shop floor!
Support New Century Careers on Giving Tuesday!

NCC to participate in Give Big Pittsburgh 

Starting on Tuesday, November 29, Pittsburgh Magazine begins its annual Give Big Pittsburgh online donation campaign. New Century Careers is among the non-profits participating in this year end fundraiser.

Until the end of the year, you can donate to NCC and support the training and development of our local manufacturing industry. Your contribution helps NCC sustain its manufacturing training programs that serve SWPA residents and employers. You can view NCC’s profile and schedule your donation here.

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.