Manufacturing 2000 Application

The application process consists of four steps. You will need to complete all four steps to be considered for the MANUFACTURING 2000 training program. However, completing an application does not guarantee a spot in our program, as space is limited.

  1. Complete the Application Packet
  2. Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Email or mail
    • Letters can be from anyone except a family member
    • Forged letters will disqualify you from the program
  3. Submit Your High School Diploma or GED or Transcripts
    • Email or mail
    • Photocopies may be submitted—certified transcripts are not necessary
  4. Take the Aptitude Test
    • No appointment necessary for Tuesday testing. If this day/time does not work for you, please call to schedule another time to take the test.
    • The test will last approximately 1.5 to 3 hours and will consist of 4 parts:
      • Mechanical Reasoning
      • Vocabulary
      • Problem Solving
      • Math (Fractions & decimals, basic algebra, geometry and trig at a high school level)

Please be sure to follow up with us to make sure we have received the materials you are submitting. You can contact Eric Pferdekamper at 412-745-1014. When you leave a message, please make sure you leave your first and last name, phone number, and reason for calling.

Personal Information

Are you registered with selective services?
Are you authorized to work in the U.S.?
May we share information about your application/enrollment with the referral source you listed?
I have state issued I.D. and I am eligible to be present in a public school environment (EWCTC students only).

Employment History

Please list your last three employers. Start with your present or most recent employer.

Education / Military Experience

Please provide as much information as possible.

Did you graduate?
Did you graduate?
Did you graduate?


Ethnicity – Please mark all that apply
Please mark all that apply
Household Income
Are you currently employed?
Have you recently lost your job or experienced a reduction in wages?
Are you the head of your household?
If not, what gender is the head of your household
Are you the parent to one or more dependent children?
Are you a recipient of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)?
Are you interested in applying for SNAP?
Were you on the BotsIQ team at your high school?


Please write a few sentences for each question. One word answers will not be accepted.

Course Preference

Location First Choice Second Choice Days and Times
Day Programs
M2K – Pittsburgh (South Side)
305 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Class duration: 4-6 months
Evening Programs
M2K – Pittsburgh (South Side)
305 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Monday & Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Class duration: Approximately 1 year
M2K – Latrobe
4904 Route 982
Latrobe, PA 15650
Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Let us know which day(s) you are interested in.
Class duration depends on hours per week

By submitting this application, you agree to the following: I certify that the facts contained in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that, if accepted into Manufacturing 2000, falsified statements on this application shall be grounds for dismissal. Furthermore, I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein and authorize the information they may have, personal or otherwise, and release New Century Careers from all liability for any damage that may result from utilization of such information. I do hereby agree and authorize that any and/or all information provided on this application may be forwarded to partners associated with New Century Careers and Manufacturing 2000 to determine possible financial aid and/or funding available to cover costs associated with my training in their program.