Apprenticeship programs like New Century Careers’ Manufacturing 2000 (M2K) brings on new employees to learn trade skills on-the-job. M2K’s goal is to place trained students in full-time positions with western Pennsylvania companies. As they near graduation, students attend a company expo to meet with potential employers and demonstrate their new skills.
Following graduation, New Century Careers maintains a job hotline with current openings at regional manufacturing companies. In addition, the Student Services and Placement Coordinator works closely with each student to find appropriate employment. Since 1997, New Century Careers has graduated more than 600 machinists and welders, and has placed about 70 percent of those graduates with western Pennsylvania companies.
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