Carpentry students swing their hammers for local non-profit

At NBCC, carpentry students build useful things with wood and tools. They also build with their hearts and souls, leaving a legacy of community leadership that remains long after they graduate. Carpentry students at St. Andrews Campus recently put their newfound skills and training to work for the Passamaquoddy Children’s Centre, building three unique outdoor … Read more

From trash to cash: Students clean up with recycling bursaries

When NBCC launched a new recycling project at its facilities last fall, the primary goal was to lessen the College’s environmental footprint and find efficiencies in waste collection. But the project ended up having a much larger impact for six students. Funds raised through the return of recyclable cans, bottles, and metals have funded six … Read more

“Challenge accepted”: Volunteering is its own reward

For Krista Nyenhuis, volunteerism is second nature. Since the age of 11, she’s been an active volunteer, encouraged by her parents to contribute to her community’s social wellbeing. Now an adult, Krista, an administrative assistant for the Student Financial Support Team at NBCC, continues to do what she can to make life better in her … Read more

Pierogi projects raise more than $9K for Ukrainian aid

“We have to do something.” When instructors and students of NBCC’s hospitality programs in Moncton and St. Andrews learned of the tremendous humanitarian need resulting from the conflict in Ukraine, they knew they needed to find a way to help. With the full support of the College community behind them, staff, students, and alumni rolled … Read more

A new path forward

A childhood marked by trauma, an impromptu departure from formal education, and a history of addiction are not holding Amanda Smith back from transforming her life, with the help of a new bursary at NBCC. When Amanda learned she was eligible for NBCC’s Former Youth in Care Tuition Bursary, she was open to the opportunity, … Read more

Lighting the spark for a new career with flexible learning

In a classroom at BWS Manufacturing, a heavy haul trailer company in Centreville, NBCC students are patiently waiting to hear the words that get the sparks flying. “All right, let’s head down to the shop!” After a morning of theory, the participants in NBCC’s fourth cohort of a 12-week MIG welding microcredential program are eager … Read more

Living the Canadian dream

From a young age, Maricris Tamula had big dreams of moving to Canada. Growing up in Tarlac, a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines, times were not always easy for her family and the thought of a life in Canada was very appealing. Now married and with a family of her own, … Read more

A passion for changing lives

As an Indigenous woman with strong ties to her community and a passion for working with children and youth, NBCC’s Child and Youth Care program was the perfect fit for Christine Ward. After growing up in Eel Ground First Nation, a Mi’kmaq community on the Miramichi River, she spent some time exploring other careers and … Read more

In Their Words: Alumni reflect on their NBCC experiences

Brandi Cooper, Outreach and Education Officer, Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick Business Administration: Marketing Class of 2010 As a mature student and mother of two, I enrolled at NBCC Saint John in the Business Administration program in 2008. Looking back, I recognize it took a significant amount of support from faculty, fellow … Read more