MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K): Producing Skilled Workers for 21st Century Jobs

MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) offers entry level training to qualified applicants at no charge. The program supplies area manufacturers with employees to replace their aging workforce and strengthen southwestern Pennsylvania’s economy. M2K a program of New Century Careers, has been made possible through the efforts of area manufacturers, educators, foundations the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Labor.

Every program applicant must:

The Application Process

New Century Careers continually recruits qualified applicants for training in machining with new trainees enrolled every 4 to 6 weeks.

Interested candidates may attend an information seminar that describes an overview of the industry, explains the details of the program, and of the assessment process required for acceptance.

View our current seminar and assessment schedule (PDF).

Training

Machining training students learn the basics of operating:

Machining students also learn blueprint reading, applied math theory, layout and benchwork.

Students also attend various soft skill seminars as well as field trips to local Manufacturers.

Placement

M2K's ultimate goal is to place trained students in full-time positions with Southwestern Pennsylvania companies. Students will work with NCC Staff to prepare a resume and work on interview skills. The student will work closely with our staff to search for a job with one of our manufacturing partners.

We work closely with each student to find appropriate employment.

Partner Companies

Since 1997, more than 160 southwestern Pennsylvania manufacturers of all sizes have partnered with New Century Careers to find high-quality employees and improve their skills.

NCC collaborates with many other agencies and associations to promote opportunities throughout the year that connect senior and middle management as well as frontline leaders with their peers and enable them to gain insights to emerging market and workforce trends.

Being a partner company means understanding workforce development issues in the Pittsburgh region and committing to being a part of the effort to improve the quality of skilled workforce in southwestern Pennsylvania. Companies that offer employment to New Century Careers graduates pay a small fee only if they hire a M2K trainee. This fee, however, is only a fraction of what the employer would have had to pay in training that individual. When possible New Century Careers provides incentives that assist employers with OJT training subsidies.

Learn more about our course curriculums:

Manufacturing Technology Courses

Machining

During the course of the machining training program, students will learn the basics of:

  • Pedestal Grinders
  • Saws
  • Drill Press
  • Surface Grinders
  • Lathe
  • Vertical Milling Machines
  • CNC Machines
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Applied Math Theory
  • Layout
  • Benchwork

The program consists of both classroom and hands on experience as well as special sessions focused on professional development and resume writing.
Course Hours: 600, Approximately 22 weeks long

We offer both day and evening classes in Pittsburgh and evening classes in Latrobe.

For more information about M2K training programs, call 1-800-822-9337 or contact us.

New Century Careers Impacts Pittsburgh's Manufacturers.