MANUFACTURING 2000 PLUS: Advancing the Skills of the Region's Manufacturing Workforce

New Century Careers has helped over 200 companies in Southwestern PA advance the skills of 2,346 employees. From basic blueprint reading to seamless CAD/CAM integration, our MANUFACTURING 2000 PLUS program teaches your employees the skills needed to optimize your equipment usage and meet your business goals.

Our training methodolgy is:

How is our Training Delivered?

Open Enrollment

MANUFACTURING 2000 PLUS holds open enrollment classes during the Spring and Fall of each year for individuals with work experience who would like to improve their manufacturing skills. Classes are held at New Century Careers' Training Innovation Center, and class time ranges from 24 to 48 hours.

Onsite Training

On a year-round basis, MANUFACTURING 2000 PLUS can conduct customized, onsite training for companies that would like to enhance the skills of their workers. These training sessions conform to companies' particular schedules and product specifications.


Learn more about our course curriculums:

GD&T Basic

In this class, participants will be introduced to Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing by first learning the symbology as a language to communicate design intent.

Participants will also be able to calculate bonus tolerances and understand the boundaries that result.

The class will also offer opportunities for hands-on part inspection and set-up, but is to be considered more theory than hands-on.

GD&T Advanced

In this class, participants will review the symbology learned in the Basics class, and then will apply that to setting up and inspecting parts.

This class is mostly hands-on as the participants will apply the Basics to ensure they are inspecting parts properly.

This ensures that good parts pass inspection and bad parts fail. Depending on part set-up, good parts may fail inspection, as bad parts pass inspection.

In short, this class prepares the participant with the ability to inspect their parts, because you don't know what you've made until you inspect it.

CNC Programming 1

This is the first part of a comprehensive course on the programming, setup, and operation of CNC machines using the EIA/ISO standard (G & M codes). Basic concepts and principles of computer numerical control and CNC machines are covered along with the various addressing formats and machine codes. Students will learn to develop process plans for simple parts and write part programs to machine these parts. Students will download their programs to machine controllers, set up jobs on the machines, verify their programs, and run the machines to manufacture various parts.

Course Goals:

Upon completion of this course, a student will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of CNC programming
  • Be able to develop and verify CNC codes for simple parts
  • Understand and work with CNC controllers to set up tooling and parts and run CNC machines

CNC Programming 2

This is the second part of a comprehensive course on the programming, setup, and operation of CNC machines using the EIA/ISO standard (G & M codes). Building on the basics taught in the first course (Manual Programming 1) in manual programming, this course will address tool compensation, canned cycles, and code generation for three-dimensional geometry among other advanced topics. Students will download their programs to machine controllers, set up jobs on the machines, verify their programs, and run the machines.

The parts that are run as part of this program can then be submitted to NIMS towards the students Level 1 CNC Lathe and Level 1 CNC Mill credentials.

Course Goals:

Upon completion of this course, a student will:

  • Be able to CNC program to run a variety of parts
  • Be able to develop and verify CNC codes using advanced features such as canned cycles, cutter compensation, and three-dimensional geometry
  • Understand and work with CNC controllers to set up tooling to run more advanced parts on CNC machine

Blueprint Reading

This class will give the students the ability to interpret prints and basic shop drawings.

Contact us to be added to our Manufacturing 2000 PLUS email list for up to date information on future classes and enrollment opportunities. Call us with your customized training requests today! 412-586-0635.