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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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