"NCC kept believing in me." - Brian
Brian, an M2K completer, shares insight on his training experience at New Century Careers.
Machinist Training Program
MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K)

M2K classes are offered in Pittsburgh and Latrobe.
Machinist Quick Train classes are offered as a stand alone program in McKeesport.

Machinist training available in McKeesport.
Looking for a unique way to source your components in the Pittsburgh region?

New Century Job Shop can help.

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Machinist Training Program

3 Training locations:

Pittsburgh

Latrobe (Eastern Westmoreland CTC)

McKeesport

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Success Stories

Before starting the M2K program, Hunter studied Mechatronics Engineering at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. After two years, he left school.  Hunter remembered M2K from high school. He was on the BotsIQ team at the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy and was introduced to the program there…

 

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Latest News

New Century Job Shop will be reopening on Monday June 1st!

New Century Careers is excited to announce that New Century Job Shop will be reopening.

Over the past couple of months, our training programs, including Job Shop, have been temporarily shut down in response to the Covid-19 pandemic to insure the safety and health of our trainees and staff.

Since 2018, New Century Job Shop has increasingly provided local manufacturing companies with high-quality products, produced by our M2K trainees under the supervision of our experienced staff.

Our Job Shop team is looking forward to, once again, working with SWPA manufacturing companies in producing quality parts, providing on-time delivery while remaining cost competitive. Additionally, Job Shop allows our trainees to get invaluable real world, hands-on experience.

To learn more about New Century Job Shop’s capabilities or to discuss a project, contact Jody Fazekas at 412-745-1013 / fazekas@ncsquared.com or Neil Ashbaugh at 412-212-0828 / ashbaugh@ncsquared.com

Thank you for your continued support of New Century Careers and the New Century Job Shop!

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Neil Ashbaugh named new president and CEO of New Century Careers

Neil Ashbaugh is the new president and CEO of New Century Careers. Neil, formerly NCC’s director of services, succeeds Paul Anselmo who retired recently after two decades of service to NCC and the region’s manufacturing sector.

Hired by NCC in 2016, Neil has managed a broad range of programs including apprenticeship, production, sales, marketing, business development, corporate training and talent development, and workforce development and has taken the lead in establishing two initiatives from inception, the Group Non-Joint Apprenticeship Program and the New Century Job Shop, opened in 2019.

He has provided day-to-day management of programming and operations and managed apprenticeship related instruction for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).

“Neil has twenty-three years’ experience in manufacturing –from the shop floor to HR and technical training management,” said Greg Chambers, NCC Board chair and director of corporate compliance at Oberg Industries. “He can relate to all facets of NCC’s work, having completed a formal apprenticeship program, working for years operating metalworking machines, developing corporate marketing and forecasting strategies, and building strong customer relationships,” he added. “Neil has the compassion, competence and leadership skills to help people and strengthen the metalworking industry in this region into the future.”

Earning a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University, Neil learned the manufacturing trade through a four-year state and federally-recognized apprenticeship and became a journeyman grinder.

Hired by Oberg Industries, Inc. in Freeport, PA in 1993, initially as a journeyman grinder, he later held corporate positions there in sales and marketing and management positions of increasing responsibility in training and talent development, government projects and new product development.

“Knowing that technologies and the requirements of manufacturers change, we will continue NCC’s 20-year legacy, working closely with our broad network of 90 partner companies, along with fellow workforce agencies, and elected local, state and national leaders to deploy new training techniques to meet evolving industry needs,” Neil said.
Those efforts are already well underway, he noted. Through a partnership with Catalyst Connection, CCAC, and Tooling-U/SME, and funded by a grant from the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, a Manufacturing USA Institute, NCC developed a new two-year registered apprenticeship for robotics technicians. “This exciting venture comes at a time when this job role is growing in demand by area manufacturers using robotics and automation solutions to meet their customers’ needs,” he added.

A Butler County resident, Neil has been a board member of the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), past chair of the Butler County Manufacturing Consortium Industry Partnership and the Center Township Planning Committee, and co-founder of the Technology Academy of Moraine Trails, BSA, and has held leadership roles in community service organizations, including the Butler Lion’s Club and the Blind Association of Butler.

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