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Manufacturing Matters!

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, manufacturing is the highest growth industry in 2012 in terms of company employment increases in Pennsylvania. This, in conjunction with Southwestern Pennsylvania's annual salary of $42,000 in manufacturing fields (which is more than 50% higher than that of the service sector!), truly shows that manufacturing matters.

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Robert, a former under water salvager was tired of seasonal work  and being consistently laid off. Wanting to start a family, and understanding the value of hard work, Robert needed a more stable career. Robert came to New Century Careers in the winter of 2015 and trained for over 450 hours. Robert earned two NIMS credentials and excelled in the CNC portion of...

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Competency Models In Action: Manufacturing Program Aligns Pre-Apprenticeship Training with Industry-Recognized Credentials

In 1997, regional manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania identified a critical shortage of entry-level machinists and other manufacturing workers. A group consisting of representatives from Steel Center Area Vocational-Technical School, the Institute for Economic Transformation at Duquesne University and executives representing 17 manufacturers partnered to create MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K).

The M2K entry-level machining program, administered by the non-profit organization, New Century Careers (NCC), is a pre-employment/pre-apprenticeship program that recruits unemployed, underemployed, and low-income individuals in southwestern Pennsylvania. It provides hands-on machining training in collaboration with industry in addition to instruction in technical math, machine theory, blueprint reading and metrology. Skills are verified through National Institute for Metal Working Skills standards and credentials.

M2K was cited as an exemplary regional partnership in Vice President Biden’s report “Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity.” The program emphasizes active career coaching by program staff. This approach enables participants, who often face multiple barriers, to progress along a career pathway to meaningful occupations in the manufacturing industry.

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Next Generation Career Pathways: A Manufacturing Case Study

There are more than three million open skilled positions and twice as many disconnected young adults neither working nor in school.

In Next Generation Career Pathways: A Manufacturing Case Study, we assert that new market demands are shaping next generation career and technical education opportunities.

The rise of anywhere, anytime learning and competency-based approaches provides the opportunity for Career and Technical Education programs to lead the way in terms of applying blended, competency-based education in practical ways.

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New Century Careers Impacts Pittsburgh's Manufacturers from Leah Anne on Vimeo.