NBCC celebrates 2,359 graduates

Four days of graduation celebrations at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) this week culminated in welcoming 2,359 graduates into its robust network of more than 53,000 alumni. With public health restrictions continuing to prevent NBCC from holding traditional large ceremonies, the College hosted a series of smaller ceremonies throughout the week. Graduates had the opportunity … Read more

Lasting impact

It’s been more than a quarter century since Mike Stackhouse graduated from the Radio Broadcasting program at the Woodstock Campus of NBCC, but the impact one of his instructors made on his life and career continues – even after the instructor’s death. When Stackhouse learned last year that Wayne MacDonald, who mentored many of the … Read more

A surprise return to the classroom pays off

Daniela Buzatu never expected to be going back to college. Working, raising her family, and starting a new life in Canada kept her busy enough. “I never had any intentions to continue my own studies. I just wanted to work, for my son to finish university, and to be happy,” she said. Originally from Romania, … Read more

Getting back to the books

Growing up on a farm in Yarmouth, NS, Cameron Purdy gained an early understanding ofwhat it means to work hard. As he graduates from NBCC’s Information Technology: Business Analysis program, he acknowledges that his path from the farm to the computer lab was not a straight line. As a teenager, Purdy moved to Halifax and … Read more

A curious nature leads to Electronics Engineering

Andrew Hughson has always been interested in understanding how things work. He can recall taking a broken microwave apart for fun, just to see if he could put it back together. Hughson’s curious mind ultimately led him to pursue the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) program at NBCC, but his engineering journey began at … Read more

A new start in the middle of a pandemic

A cross-country move, a switch to a more laid-back rural lifestyle, and a new career path…all in the midst of a global pandemic. Elizabeth Herd is an adventurer who has travelled the world, with jobs in South Korea and the United Kingdom before moving to Edmonton, Alta. with her British partner. When the COVID-19 virus … Read more

“Mama Tam” achieves her dreams

As a young woman, Tammy Thibodeau was told to expect a life without children, but she wasn’t prepared to settle for that. She managed to conceive and carry to term a beautiful daughter, and instantly knew she had a lot to offer children. Now, as she prepares to graduate from NBCC’s Educational Assistant program, “Mama … Read more

From the fish plant to the hospital ward

Separated from her partner – and the home-based business she had run for years – Vicky Martin found herself at a fork in the road. With three children to raise, she had to make some major life decisions: take the easy way, or the difficult but ultimately more rewarding way? “I needed to figure out … Read more

Extending our reach through innovation

Research shows that Canadian adults who want to take advantage of training opportunities often cite a lack of time due to work scheduling and personal/family commitments, the cost of training, or the sacrifice of needed income as barriers. Many of these prospective learners are looking for short-duration, flexible training, offered outside of regular business hours, … Read more

Celebrating trades excellence

When New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) graduates cross the stage this month, the academic leaders looking on with pride will represent a variety of career backgrounds. This year, for the first time, more of the College’s academic leadership will be wearing a symbol of their expertise. NBCC has designed a unique hood for those members … Read more

Stretching into a meaningful career

A part-time gig at a yoga studio has stretched into a fulfilling career in her chosen field for a 2021 graduate of NBCC’s Business Administration: Marketing program. While studying at NBCC, Christine Leger was working part-time at The Nest yoga studio in downtown Fredericton in exchange for free yoga classes. Knowing that the studio was … Read more

Accelerate skills development opportunities for economic recovery and resiliency

In 2018, RBC projected that over 25% of Canadian jobs will be heavily disrupted in the decade ahead, with more than half requiring “a significant overhaul of the skills required.” Early in 2020, New Brunswickers were asked if they were concerned about factors such as technology and a shifting workforce eliminating some jobs and creating … Read more