program applicant must:
Be at least 18 years-old
Have a high school diploma or GED
Demonstrate successful performance on an aptitude test
Submit a completed application, including high school transcripts
and two (2) reference letters
In the spring and fall of each year, New Century Careers recruits
qualified applicants for training in machining.
Interested candidates may attend an information seminar that explains
the details of each program, and of the necessary tests required
Each semester, between 15 and 20 students are accepted at each of
the M2K training locations in the Greater Pittsburgh region. There
are typically between 3 and 6 sites per semester.
training students learn the basics of operating:
Vertical Milling Machines
students also learn blueprint reading, applied math theory, layout
The classroom sessions, hands-on experience and special sessions
focused on professional development and resume writing total 550
hours over a 22-week period.
M2K’s ultimate goal is to place trained students in full-time
positions with western Pennsylvania companies. As they near graduation,
students attend a company expo to meet with potential employers
and demonstrate their new skills.
graduation, New Century Careers maintains a job hotline with current
openings at regional manufacturing companies. In addition, the Student
Services and Placement Coordinator works closely with each student
to find appropriate employment. Since 1997, New Century Careers
has graduated more than 600 machinists and welders, and has placed
about 70 percent of those graduates with western Pennsylvania companies.
Since 1997, more than 160 southwestern Pennsylvania
manufacturers of all sizes have partnered with New Century Careers
to find high-quality employees and improve their skills.
companies have opportunities throughout the year to participate
in events that connect them with their peers and enable top, senior
and middle management to gain insights to emerging market trends.
a partner company means understanding workforce development issues
in the Pittsburgh region and committing to being a part of the effort
to improve the quality of skilled workers in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Companies that offer employment to New Century Careers graduates
pay a small fee after the employee completes 90 days on the job.
This fee, however, is only a fraction of what the employer would
have had to pay in training that individual.
more information about M2K training programs,
call 1-800-822-9337 or click here