New Castle Career Center Offers New Skilled Trades Program

The New Castle Career Center (NCCC) is offering a new career program for 2021 incoming juniors and seniors. The Property and Facility Management class, taught by David Allen, is a class developed to help students that are looking at going into a skilled trades program after graduation. The program is hosted at the MRS Heating and Cooling/Pro Green building.

During the course, students have the opportunity to earn an OSHA 10 Certification for Safety and NCCER Certification through Ivy Tech for construction basics and carpentry. The course is a combination of class time and project time. The twelve students in the course have already completed projects for the City of New Castle, the Adult Education Building, and the Danielson Center. They are planning projects for Wimmer Vaults and New Castle City Parks.

“During site tours and visits, students will be introduced to skilled trades locals and training facilities,” Allen explained. “Teaching the course at the MRS/Pro Green building is a great opportunity for many reasons. One being that we can work with MRS when discussing heating and cooling and with Pro Green when discussing landscaping and equipment management.”

Students have had the opportunity this year to see all types of construction projects throughout the community. Those projects include solar farms being constructed and the replacement of the railroad rails in New Castle.

Duke Hamm, owner of MRS Heating and Cooling, added, “having the NCCC students at the MRS/Pro Green building is a great way to support the youth, the community, and the NCCC.”

For more information regarding the Property and Facility Management course, or the variety of other career programs offered at the New Castle Career Center visit