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New Castle School of Trades: A Skilled Trade School for Pennsylvania and Ohio

For the last 75 years, New Castle School of Trades has been helping Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia residents to get the training and hands-on expertise they need to prepare for an exciting new career in a trades field. With years of experience training skilled technicians, it has allowed NCST to develop and refine instruction methods for students while keeping our sights set firmly on the future.

TRAINING STUDENTS FOR AN EXCITING NEW CAREER IN THE TRADES INDUSTRY

NCST knows what employers in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pittsburgh, Akron, Steubenville, Ohio-Pennsylvania, Weirton, West Virginia area are looking for and what they value in an employee. Our trade programs have been structured around these needs so that when a student graduates, they will be prepared to work in the industry. A benefit of a technical school like NCST is that our hands-on training allows students to work with the same equipment used in the field of their choice, giving them an advantage during the application process.

As an experienced trade school in Pennsylvania and Ohio, New Castle School of Trades has helped thousands of people find new careers. Once an individual has determined which technical program is right for them, be assured that NCST’s commitment doesn’t end at graduation. The job placement assistance services found at NCST offers great assets for students and for employers looking to acquire skilled technicians.

We’re confident the trade school programs found at New Castle School of Trades are what you’re looking for and we’re excited to start you on a new path. Our mission at New Castle School of Trades has always stayed true. We are here to “service with excellence the needs of our community and the needs of our graduates by matching skills.”

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Automotive Technology
Learn automotive maintenance and repair while using sophisticated and industry-standard equipment. This 60-week, Associate Degree program is located at the New Castle, PA Campus.
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
Become a jack-of-all-trades by acquiring skills in carpentry, millwork, masonry, interior and exterior finishes, and roofing for entry-level positions. This 60-week, Associate Degree program is located at our New Castle, PA Campus.
COMBINATION WELDING
Become a well - rounded commercial welder by learning various welding applications and techniques based on ASME, and AWS specifications. NCST’s Diploma Level Welding Program is located at both the New Castle, PA and East Liverpool, OH Campuses.
COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING
This short-term weekday or weekend program will prepare you to test and earn a Commercial Driver’s License and begin a career within the trucking industry, CDL training is located in both New Castle, PA and East Liverpool, OH.
DIESEL & HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR TECHNOLOGY
Learn what’s needed to become proficient as a diesel technician working with a wide variety of industrial equipment. Our 60-week, Associate Degree curriculum is located at our New Castle, PA Campus.
ELECTRICAL & INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE
Acquire skills within commercial and industrial electricity, welding, HVAC, plumbing, equipment maintenance, and much more within this 50-week program at our East Liverpool, OH Campus.
ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY
This 60-week Associate Degree program located at our New Castle, PA Campus is designed to provide students with entry-level knowledge and skills to install and service electrical applications within the residential/commercial and industrial fields.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS WITH COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVING
Control industrial-grade and commercial vehicles with precision and safety along with earning your Commercial Driver’s License. Training with bulldozers, telehandlers, dump trucks, front-end loaders, and excavators provided during this 30-week program located in New Castle, PA.
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRO-MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY
This 60-week Associate Degree program will help students acquire experience with rigging and forklift operation, welding, HVAC, and electrical services along with wind power generation and solar power available at our New Castle, PA Campus.
MACHINIST TECHNOLOGY
Work with industrial materials and acquire CNC and manual machinist training. Students exiting this program can excel as machinists and machine operators, metalworkers, CNC operators, and tool programmers. This 60-week Associate Degree program is found at our New Castle, PA Campus.
MOTORCYCLE AND POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
Learn to repair and maintain a wide variety of small machinery in this 60-week Associate Degree program available at our New Castle, PA Campus. The skills obtained in this program can be applied to motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motorboats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, riding tractors, lawnmowers, and more.
REFRIGERATION & A/C TECHNOLOGY
Learn the technical expertise to maintain and repair furnaces, A/C units, heat pumps, and coolers and freezers. After our 60-week course at our New Castle, PA Campus, our students earn an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree.
REFRIGERATION & CLIMATE CONTROL
This 50-week program at our East Liverpool, OH Campus is designed to provide students with the entry-level knowledge, and skills to install and repair: heating, air conditioning, and commercial/residential refrigeration equipment.

SEPARATING OURSELVES FROM OTHER TECHNICAL SCHOOLS IN PA AND OHIO

New Castle School of Trades realizes that when it comes to vocational schools within Ohio-PA, West Virginia, and surrounding areas like Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pittsburgh, Weirton, and Steubenville, there are several to choose from. So, why should anyone choose the NCST in New Castle, PA, or East Liverpool, OH?

NCST is 100% dedicated to student success. New Castle understands that investing in people makes all the difference. With education, skill enhancements, and career training in some of the top technical fields, NCST can help students live their best life right now.

The close-knit community at New Castle School of Trades makes it easier for individuals to succeed in their careers because we understand the needs and goals of our students. Experienced instructors challenge trainees to develop personal responsibility and practical work skills in a hands-on format. The students at New Castle School of Trades find out first-hand that people make the difference.

When it comes down to it, the number one reason anyone should choose New Castle over other trade schools is that career training can make a positive difference in your life. Our New Castle and East Liverpool Campuses have helped thousands of other students begin a new chapter in their professional careers. Continue reading to learn more about the NCST difference along with our history and training in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia trade students.

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New Castle CDL Training Class Start

New Castle CDL Training Class Start A new CDL training class  will begin at New Castle School of Trades’ – New Castle, PA Campus. At New Castle School of Trades, students train to become safety-conscious drivers in the trucking industry. During training, students will be able to utilize a balance of classroom instruction, hands-on, and […]

New Castle Class Start

New Castle Class Start New Castle School of Trades will have a new day class start beginning. Our New Castle, PA Campus offers ten comprehensive evening programs which include, Automotive Technology, Building Technology, Combination Welding, Diesel & Heavy Equipment Repair, Electrical Technology, Heavy Equipment Operations, Industrial Electro-Mechanical Technology, Machinist Technology, Motorcycle & Power Equipment, and […]
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