Accreditation Renewed at New Century Careers in Pittsburgh

We are pleased to announce that the Manufacturing 2000 and NTMA Apprenticeship Training Program at New Century Careers (NCC) in Pittsburgh, PA have been awarded with NIMS Accreditation for excellence in metalworking training.  By maintaining their status as a NIMS-accredited program, the staff and faculty at NCC have demonstrated their continued commitment to high standards for metalworking training in the state of Pennsylvania and for the greater industry in the United States.

The one-day On-Site Evaluation was conducted by NIMS Evaluator David Burns (Duffin Mfg. Co.) Jim Wall and occurred at the tech center on March 13, 2013.  Following his visit, Mr. Burns submitted his recommendation to that NIMS officially renew the program's accreditation.  In his final evaluation report, Mr. Burns gave the program high ratings in all evaluation areas, including Purpose, Facilities, Equipment/Tooling/Measuring Devices, Program Features, Administration, Instructional Staff, Student Credentialing, and Advisory Committee.  Combined with evidence of the program's continuous efforts to credential students with NIMS national skills certifications, the accreditation at the tech center was officially renewed as of October 2, 2013. 

This program is accredited to the NIMS Machining Level I Standards, with an emphasis in the following skills areas:

  • Grinding I
  • Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout
  • Measurement, Materials & Safety
  • Turning Operations: Turning Between Centers
  • Turning Operations: Chucking Skills

Congratulations to everyone involved in this process, especially Training Innovation Center Administrator Tim Brandis for his efforts throughout the renewal process and his commitment to maintain high standards in training. 

Did you know that NIMS accredits educational training programs and company training programs?  Visit the accreditation page to learn how your training program can become accredited.