For Immediate Release (PITTSBURGH, PA) SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 — In celebration of Manufacturing Day 2016, New Century Careers (NCC) will open its doors on Wednesday, October 5 to show students, educators, parents and community members the outstanding opportunities in advanced manufacturing.
New Century Careers will host the event in collaboration with the Southwestern Pennsylvania Manufacturing Industry Partnership (SWPA-MIP), featuring programs such as MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K), Southwestern Pennsylvania (SWPA) BotsIQ, and the National Tooling and Machining Association Apprenticeship Program.
Two sessions (10AM-2PM and 5PM-8PM) will be available at NCC’s Training Innovation Center, located at 305 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side.
Activities include interactive tours with demonstrations showing visitors pathways to successful manufacturing careers and the educational programs and training that New Century Careers provides.
Manufacturing Day is an annual national event executed at the local level and supported by thousands of manufacturers through open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.
“There’s an increasing demand for highly skilled professionals in the manufacturing sector who can design, program, and operate technology,” said Paul Anselmo, President and CEO of New Century Careers. “This challenge must be solved for the economic impact of manufacturing to remain strong in southwestern Pennsylvania.”
The recent Allegheny Conference’s Inflection Point: Supply, Demand and the Future of the Work in the Pittsburgh Region report projects Pittsburgh’s 10-county region will come up short 80,000 workers through 2025. Since 1999, New Century Careers has been addressing the skills gap by training and upskilling the manufacturing workforce of southwestern Pennsylvania.
Currently, New Century Careers is the only Pittsburgh nonprofit organization providing entry-level machinist training─free of charge─to job seekers. NCC has trained more than 3,000 men and women for in-demand precision machining positions with regional manufacturers.
Please note: there is limited street parking at NCC’s Training Innovation Center. Paid parking is offered at Station Square.
For more information and to register for the event, visit www.mfgday.com/events/2016/new-century-careers-4 or contact Katie DelVerne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibiting opportunities are also available.