History

New Castle’s Rich History as a Trade School in Pennsylvania and Ohio

Since its founding in 1945, New Castle School of Trades has become one of the premier trade schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio (located about 20 minutes from Youngstown-Warren-Boardman).

Throughout the last 70+ years of teaching and training, NCST has evolved from educating competent tradesmen to training more sophisticated and innovative craftsmen who are looking to become today’s highly skilled technicians.

Read on to discover NCST’s rich history as an accredited trade school in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Want to apply to a hands-on focused trade school and jumpstart your career?

NCST’s Story Since 1945

Hands-on trade school trainingIn 2011, NCST moved to its present location in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

In 1973, NCST earned accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools (NATTS).

In 1982, NCST was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award the Associate in Specialized Technology degree in the Electrical Technology field. Shortly after, more of New Castle School of Trades’ featured programs earned this distinction.

New Castle School of Trades was acquired by EFC Trade Inc. in November of 1988.

Throughout the last 70 years, New Castle School of Trades’ programs have continued to provide quality hands-on training and produce thousands of skilled graduates ready for successful employment in business and industry.

Be a Part of Our History of Success — Apply Today!

If you’re thinking of attending a trade schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the general Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area, you have several to choose from.

Our wide range of technical programs include HVAC training, welding school, carpentry classes, and more!

Click here to view the job training programs available at New Castle

Or, if you already know what you want to study, click here to contact us and get the application process started.

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