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NCC to make digital learning accessible to manufacturers with grant

March 21, 2022

Pittsburgh, PA – March 21, 2022 — New Century Careers today announced it is the recipient of a $200,000 Richard King Mellon Foundation Career Readiness for All Ages Grant.  New Century Careers will use the grant to help manufacturing sector workers and companies adopt digital learning.

Read the full press release here.

New Century Careers 2021 Impact Report charts progress amid pandemic recovery

March 10, 2022


Pittsburgh, PA – March 9, 2020 — News Century Careers, a nonprofit manufacturer and technical skills development organization serving the Southwestern Pennsylvania, today announced the release of its 2021 Impact Report. New Century Careers offers technical training opportunities, some tuition-free, while helping employers find and develop technicians for the region’s advanced manufacturing workforce.

Read the full press release here.

The New Century Careers 2021 Impact Report is accessible online at

Connectivity and career pathways were themes of NCC’s NAW webinar

November 19, 2021

New Century Careers marked the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week November 15-21 hosting a webinar on November 17 entitled “Apprenticeship Advantages for Individuals and Employers: A Conversation with Industry Leaders.” Webinar discussants were John Tkach, executive director, Keystone Development Partnership; Mara Peduto, consultant, Workforce Development, Catalyst Connection; and Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO. Stephen Catt, Ed.D., president, Workforce K2Gray, was the moderator.

Connectivity and pathways were common themes. The panel members collaborate on a number of programs and described how each of their organizations connect individuals — from high school through employment — to training completion often in months not years.

Each stressed the accessibility and affordability of apprenticeships – some tuition free — with abundant local resources to promote success for those in search of stable, fulfilling jobs with advancement potential and opportunity to earn coveted industry credentials employers seek.

Panelists said programs are developed through extensive employer listening sessions, plant visits and industry standard adherence, matching current workforce needs.  Within program parameters are options for some customization as well.  Seven regional group sponsorships bring together  companies unable to establish their own apprenticeships. Panelists also pointed out that non-traditional apprenticeships link professionals such as accountants, engineers and others to those positions within the manufacturing sector.

To access the full one-hour webinar, click here.

New Century Careers promotes manufacturing career advancement during National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 15-21

November 19, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA – Nov. 15, 2021 — New Century Careers is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week November 15-21, recruiting candidates for its new registered robotics technician apprenticeship as well as hosting a webinar to showcase the impact apprenticeships have on building the region’s workforce and to promote this option for career advancement the evolving maker industry.

Read the full press release here.

NCC marks Manufacturing Month with focus on advanced manufacturing workforce development

October 4, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA – Oct. 4, 2021 — As more regional companies invest in and deploy robotics and automation solutions, New Century Careers will use October, National Manufacturing Month, to highlight training opportunities for plentiful jobs in the ever-evolving advanced manufacturing field.

A centerpiece of NCC’s observance is the installation of new high-tech machines – the Haas ST-10Y with FANUC robot and the TRAK EVO-T 3D printer — in the NCC Anselmo Training Innovation Center, South Side.

The Haas ST-10Y with FANUC robotic arm transforms NCC’s already robust capabilities to train students for jobs in the robotics field.

Read the full press release here.

New Century Careers names Hayhurst training/facility supervisor

September 9, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA – Sept. 9, 2021 — Lawrence M. Hayhurst is the new training/facility supervisor at New Century Careers Anselmo Training and Innovation Center, South Side. His responsibilities include the New Century Job Shop, which assists manufacturers by producing parts from prototype to small batch production runs, all while creating revenue to supplement the cost of training more skilled workers for open jobs in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Larry’s extensive experience includes manual machining, CNC programming and robotics application skills, along with ten years’ experience managing Geometric Grinding, a tool and cutter grinding company, in Irwin.

“Larry’s expertise and enthusiasm for manufacturing training is an asset to NCC’s commitment to creating a continuum of instruction for trainees that matches them to open positions and careers in rapidly evolving technologies like robotics,” commented Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO.

Read the full press release here.

Miller Fabrication Solutions donation supports New Century Careers regional training center

September 2, 2021

Brookville, PA – August 31, 2021 — Miller Fabrication Solutions, a heavy metal fabrication partner to global equipment manufacturers across construction and forestry, mining, transportation and other industrial equipment industries, is supporting Pittsburgh-based Anselmo Training Innovation Center at New Century Careers in a unique way.

Miller has donated four tool cribs, which are industrial-built “vending machines” that organize and store the hundreds of consumable parts used on manufacturing floors like that of the NCC training center.

“The donation is part of Miller’s commitment to strengthen the resources of regional non-profits for post-pandemic success, said Michael McDade, Miller’s purchasing manager. “The services provided by organizations like New Century Careers are a crucial contributor to the development of the workforce of tomorrow. We’re pleased to be able to offer our support.”

Read the full press release here.

Now Enrolling – October 4, 2021 Machinist Training Class

August 26, 2021

Registration is now open for New Century Careers’ tuition-free Machinist Training Program, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K). Classes begin October 4, 2021 at New Century Careers Anselmo Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Call 412-258-6620 (option 4) to learn more.

NCC joins consortium to strengthen region’s defense industry supply chain

July 19, 2021

The AIM Higher Consortium is a new, wide-ranging program funded by the Department of Defense to strengthen the defense supply chain in the Greater Pittsburgh region of Southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia. AIM Higher is led by Catalyst Connection with over 30 academic, economic development, technology institute, and manufacturing partners from around the region, New Century Careers among them.

A website,, was launched to inform the public about the program, share defense industry resources, and highlight grants and training opportunities to help participating companies offset project costs.

The program offers support to small and medium-sized manufacturers in the defense industry seeking to expand business and operational capabilities, to strengthen the supply chain, and to create and retain jobs in defense manufacturing sectors.


New Century Careers to launch two-year Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program

June 16, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA – June 16, 2021 — New Century Careers (NCC) will launch a two-year registered apprenticeship program to focus on automation and robotics for the job role robotics technician with a virtual information session on Tuesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. NCC plans to enroll 10 apprentices in the first cohort to start in July.

“As more and more companies in the Pittsburgh region invest and deploy robotics and automation solutions to meet their customers’ demands, the need for highly skilled technicians to operate and maintain these systems is critical to the long-term success of both existing companies and recent start-ups,” stated Neil Ashbaugh, president and CEO of New Century Careers. “Candidates trained to fill these advanced manufacturing positions can secure jobs with significant growth potential,” Ashbaugh added.


Read the full press release here.

NCC agreement with Pittsburgh Public Schools CTE Program featured on LinkedIn

June 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Public Schools partners with NCC to fast-track students toward manufacturing jobs -…
Neil Ashbaugh , president and CEO of New Century Careers, said the idea came after hosting students in the career and technical education program at PPS that he realized received similar training over the course of their high school career to the first elements of the Manufacturing 2000 pre-apprenticeship program.

Pittsburgh Public Schools CTE Program and New Century Careers to Connect Students to Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Training

June 10, 2021

The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and New Century Careers (NCC) have announced an agreement to support setting criteria to determine eligibility for Advanced Standing in the NCC PA State registered pre-apprenticeship machinist training program, Manufacturing 2000 (M2K).  M2K trainees gain technical skills, earn industry-based credentials, and receive job placement assistance—promoting entry-level job readiness for dozens of open positions with regional manufacturing employers.  Read more.


NCC EWCTC program makes headlines in Westmoreland

April 29, 2021

EWCTC reopens free NCC machinist training in Westmoreland County following pandemic hiatus

April 22, 2021

Trainees job-ready for in-demand positions in just months

Pittsburgh, PA – April 21, 2021 –New Century Careers (NCC) announced today that its year-round MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) machinist training program at Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center (EWCTC), 4904 Route 982, in Derry Township, is now open following mandatory shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  COVID guidelines are enforced.

Enrollment is underway for evening classes (Monday-Friday) offering flexible options to accommodate working adults, those underemployed or unemployed due to the pandemic, and those seeking career options.

The program is tuition free.

Read the full press release here.

TRAK Machine Tools to host equipment demo for regional companies on April 29

April 15, 2021

TRAK Atlantic Showroom at New Century Careers features
world’s first TMC toolroom machining center

Pittsburgh, PA – April 14, 2021 — TRAK Machine Tools Pittsburgh Showroom will host an open house at New Century Careers’ Anselmo Innovation Training Center, 305 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh’s South Side. “This unique strategic public-nonprofit partnership continues regional post-COVID recovery for the industry,” says Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO. “It will help to reframe NCC for a larger role in the industry as a whole.”

The showroom open house for regional manufacturers is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Click here to read the full press release.

NCC’s Ashbaugh weighs in on proposed American Jobs Act

April 2, 2021

New Century Careers President and CEO Neil Ashbaugh was quoted among local leaders in the April 1 Pittsburgh Business Times article, “Pittsburgh’s manufacturers poised to benefit from proposed American Jobs Act.”  Ashbaugh commented on the act’s potential for creating jobs for thousands of technicians.  New Century Careers introduced a robotics technician apprenticeship program in 2019. For enrollment information, call 1-800-822-9337 or contact NCC. Pittsburgh Business Times subscribers can view the full article online.

NCC recognizes Black History Month, profiles NIMS Executive Director Montez King

February 22, 2021

Montez King, executive director of NIMS, the nationally-recognized organization responsible for developing national standards and competency-based credentials in manufacturing trades,

knows a bit about hardship and determination.  His early years were spent on the streets of Baltimore City where a “career” as drug dealer was more lucrative than school and work.  A chance encounter with an instructor at his sister’s trade school open house changed that path.  Montez was introduced to an opportunity he didn’t know existed. “The shop machines, even the smell were alluring,” he said.  The instructor also piqued his interest: “You could make some serious money after just a few months of training.”  And his promise – a guaranteed job when you turn 16 – sealed the deal.

Montez set out to do whatever it would take to become a machinist!  Long days, multiple part-time jobs, and bullying on the job did not stymie his resolve to learn all he could to fulfill his part of the deal.  Another influencer, an HR director, offered another revelation – he could start a bank account and a get small load credit card.  After one year on the job, Montez had saved $10,000!  (At 19, he had his own house built!)

Apprenticeship training at the local community college gave him the “paper to prove” he could succeed in a world emphasizing college over skills training.  His ideas now gained respect and exposure. Over the years he applied everything he learned to achieve positions of increasing responsibility.

But he never forgot the power of a mentor and role model.  He never forgot his own early experience.

While now the Executive Director of a nationally-recognized organization, Montez spends lots of time in the communities that mimic his childhood neighborhood with kids he can relate to because he lived that life.  His message to them echoes his mentor’s: “The reality is I could take you out of poverty and into a middle class job in six months.”

“Everything we touch is connected to manufacturing.  With developments in technology, the workforce is changing rapidly,” Montez noted.  He cited statistics that report that half of today’s jobs – “middle skills jobs” — require more than high school but less than a college degree. Most offer family wages and, often, benefits. Montez added, “Technology makes training easier, faster and more accessible for those in-demand jobs, making it quicker and easier to master skills.  Machinist training opens the door to a broad range of career opportunities: programmer, quality control, sales or repair of machines, an instructor, a manager or owner of a machine shop and more, as my own career demonstrates.”

New Century Careers precision training capability enhanced by YG-1 donation

February 1, 2021

New Century Careers starts the new year with additional precision training capability thanks to the generous donation of YG-1. The donation includes 11,000 tools, which are critical to the training efforts and NCC, including carbide inserts, drills, end mills, taps, screws, collets and holders.

YG-1 is a global supplier to the precision manufacturing sector with exports of cutting tools and accessories to more than 75 countries with 27 worldwide sales offices. As a total solution provider, YG-1 seeks not only to provide tooling technology, but support the industry in other mission critical areas such as training to advance the industry.

Click here to view the whole press release

NCC partners with Catalyst Connection for Operation Next free training

January 28, 2021

Jan. 25, 2021 — Catalyst Connection is proud to announce Operation Next, an initiative specifically created for small and mid-sized manufacturers whose businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catalyst Connection has partnered with New Century Careers and CCAC West Hills to offer additional opportunities for hands-on, performance-based learning on real manufacturing equipment. New Century Careers will be assisting trainees with the CNC Machine Operations Pathway, while CCAC West Hills will be offering hands-on welding training, beginning February 2021.

The program will provide participants with an accelerated, hybrid curriculum combining both virtual and in-person learning. Online, self-paced curriculum will be provided to each individual when they choose from one of the three offered career pathways:

  • CNC Machine Operations: prepares personnel for the role of CNC Operator aligned to National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) industry standards.
  • Welding: prepares personnel to become entry-level welders and is aligned to American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Level I: Entry Level Welder Standards.
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician: prepares personnel for one of two tracks – Mechanical Maintenance Technician or Electrical Maintenance Technician. This pathway is aligned to NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance industry standards.

The cost of both online and hands-on training will be available at no cost to participants, thanks to support from LIFT and a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Those interested in this program can contact Mara Peduto at for additional information.

More information:

Operation Next (OpNext)

Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program Offered to Detroit, Pittsburgh Small Businesses Recovering from Pandemic

What do you want from the next president? Pittsburgh-area business leaders answer. – Pittsburgh Business Times (

January 20, 2021

NCC CEO Neil Ashbaugh was quoted in the following article:

Here’s why PPG has seen so many acquisitions lately

Pittsburgh Business Times,  January 11, 2021

Pittsburgh Business Times subscribers can access the article at this link: View full article

Now Enrolling – January 11, 2021 Machinist Training Class

December 16, 2020

Registration is now open for New Century Careers’ tuition-free Machinist Training Program, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K). Classes begin January 11, 2021 at New Century Careers Anselmo Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Call 412-258-6620 (option 4) to learn more.

NCC chosen for Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program for small businesses recovering from pandemic

November 20, 2020

 LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, and part of the Manufacturing USA network, opened its “Operation Next” advanced manufacturing certification program to employees of Pittsburgh-area small and medium-sized manufacturers recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers will be able to take advantage of performance-based training at New Century Careers and the Community College of Allegheny County.  LIFT is partnering with Pittsburgh-based Catalyst Connection, a Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership, to manage the program and connect manufacturers.

Click here to view the full press release

What do you want from the next president? Pittsburgh-area business leaders answer.

November 16, 2020

NCC’s President & CEO Neil Ashbaugh shares what he would like to see from the next president.

Click here to view the article.

Fox Rothschild Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives 2020 award winners

October 30, 2020

Please join us and others in honoring NCC’s former President & CEO, Paul Anselmo at the Fox Rothschild Outstanding CEOs & Top Executives on Thursday, November 12th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Click here to get your tickets.


Now Enrolling – November 30, 2020 Machinist Training Class

October 19, 2020

Registration is now open for New Century Careers’ tuition-free Machinist Training Program, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K). Classes begin November 30, 2020 at New Century Careers Anselmo Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Call 412-258-6620 (option 4) to learn more.

Now Enrolling – October 5, 2020 Machinist Training Class

September 4, 2020

Registration is now open for New Century Careers’ tuition-free Machinist Training Program, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K). Classes begin October 5, 2020 at New Century Careers Anselmo Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Call 412-258-6620 (option 4) to learn more.

TRAK Machine Tools and New Century Careers unique public-nonprofit partnership supports post-COVID recovery

August 13, 2020

While businesses were in lockdown and people were quarantined at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, TRAK Machine Tools – Southwestern Industries, Inc. and New Century Careers continued to forge a partnership that will benefit Pittsburgh’s regional manufacturing industry.

TRAK Machine Tools Pittsburgh Showroom will open at NCC’s Anselmo Innovation Training Center, 305 E. Carson Street, South Side.  “This unique strategic public-nonprofit partnership launches the next iteration of regional post-COVID recovery for the industry,” says Neil Ashbaugh, NCC president and CEO.  “It will help to reframe NCC for a larger role in the industry as a whole.”

A grand opening is scheduled for August 25-26.

Click here to read the full press release.

BotsIQ receives funding for Close the Loop program

August 13, 2020

Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ, a high school robotics program, received $75,000 in funding from the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board’s WIOA Young Adult Employment and Training Program to operate its Close the Loop program for a second year.

Click here to read the full article.

SPECIAL EVENT – Pittsburgh Showroom Grand Opening at New Century Careers.

July 30, 2020

A grand opening is scheduled for August 25-26, following COVID-19 guidelines. Click here for details and to register. 

See the latest in CNC technologies designed to make small lot machining cost effective at TRAK Machine Tools’ new showroom at New Century Careers.

Complimentary lunch: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

TRAK Machine Demos:

  • TRAK Lathes and Mills with Powerful, but Easy to Learn and Use ProtoTRAK Controls
  • TRAK 2OP Portable VMC

Now Enrolling – August 3, 2020 Machinist Training Class

July 6, 2020

Registration is now open for New Century Careers’ tuition-free Machinist Training Program, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K). Classes begin August 3, 2020 at New Century Careers Anselmo Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Call 412-258-6620 (option 4) to learn more.

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

May 29, 2020

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 / or Neil Ashbaugh at 412-212-0828 /

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

Neil Ashbaugh named new president and CEO of New Century Careers

March 31, 2020

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.

Congratulations to Paul Anselmo on his Retirement!

March 31, 2020

New Century Careers extends congratulations and appreciation to Paul Anselmo, who will retire after two decades of service to the manufacturing sector, effective February 29, 2020.

Paul co-founded non-profit agency New Century Careers (NCC) in 1999 following 20 years in public education. As President and CEO of NCC, he provided design, start-up and project management for all NCC initiatives, securing and managing substantial grants from multiple federal, state and foundation sources. NCC also contracts with the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA (National Tooling and Machining Association) to administer the multi-employer machinist apprenticeship program.

In December, Paul received the NTMA William E. Hardman Award for Excellence in Training presented to an individual or organization that has consistently demonstrated strong support and active participation in structured training for the precision custom manufacturing industry. “Paul embodies a unique understanding of manufacturers, students, trainees, and instructors and acts as a bridge to funders, academia, public officials, government and social service agencies, aligning mutual goals and facilitating relationships to achieve them,” says Greg Chambers, NCC Board Chair and Director of Corporate Compliance at Oberg Industries, who has worked with Paul since the founding of NCC.

Paul played a pivotal role in establishing the Manufacturing Industry Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania, which created active engagement among employer partners. Other unique initiatives such as COMPETE incumbent worker training and the BotsIQ high school robotics program developed by the partnership help create a manufacturing workers pipeline sorely needed in the region. He continued to oversee MANUFACTURING 2000 and BotsIQ, now programs of New Century Careers.

Neil Ashbaugh, current NCC Director of Services, will succeed Paul as NCC President and CEO.

“The success of New Century Careers over two decades would not have been possible without the incredible support of our many stakeholders, who have collectively recognized the critical role of manufacturing in the region and ensured a pipeline of qualified workers through New Century Careers and our broader workforce system,” Paul said. “I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this important effort. Thank you again for your past and future support!”

Now Enrolling – February 10, 2020 Machinist Training Class

January 2, 2020

Registration is now open for New Century Careers’ tuition-free Machinist Training Program, MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K). Classes begin February 10, 2020 at New Century Careers Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Call 412-258-6620 (option 4) to learn more.

William E. Hardman Award for Excellence in Training & Education

December 11, 2019

New Century Careers is proud to share that Paul Anselmo, NCC President/CEO, was awarded the William E. Hardman Award for Excellence in Training & Education from the NTMA.  Paul received this award for his life-long dedication to improving the quality of training and promoting career opportunities for young men and women in the precision custom manufacturing industry.

New Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program

October 22, 2019

Eileen Cipriani, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development, visited New Century Careers on October 22. She announced that the Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program with ARM – Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, Catalyst Connection, CCAC, and Tooling U-SME has been registered with L&I!

Click here to read the press release from the PA Department of Labor & Industry.

Click here to read more about the Robotics Technician Apprenticeship Program in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

New Century Careers Celebrates MFG Day

October 10, 2019

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, New Century Careers participated in a MFG Day event hosted by ARM – Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, Catalyst Connection, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative at Mill 19.

Several high school students from the Pittsburgh region attended the event to meet industry leaders and learn about careers in manufacturing.

Dominick, an M2K completer, served on a panel and shared his personal training experience.

Now Enrolling – August 19 M2K Machinist Training Class

July 16, 2019

Registration is now open for free manufacturing training. Classes begin August 19 at New Century Careers.

New Century Careers’ MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) machinist training program offers entry-level training to qualified applicants at no charge. Students learn the basics of operating pedestal grinders, saws, drill press, surface grinders, lathes, vertical milling machines, and CNC machines. Students attend various soft skill seminars as well as field trips to local manufacturers.

Click here for the full press release. 

New Century Careers expands machinist training program

June 24, 2019

New Century Careers has expanded its machinist training program to Westmoreland County. The year-round program will be offered in partnership with Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center. Classes will be held on weekday evenings and are open for enrollment.

Click here to read the full Pennsylvania Business Report article. 

Sales Engineer

June 20, 2019

New Century Careers is seeking a Sales Engineer to join its team! Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Tanika Harris at

Click here for the full job description.

Sales and Project Manager

June 20, 2019

New Century Careers is seeking a Sales and Project Manager to join its team! Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Tanika Harris at

Click here for the full job description.