At the Moncton campus of NBCC, skilled trades students are hitting community leadership out of the park.
Carpentry, electrical, and welding students have teamed up to build a two-storey multi-use building for Moncton Minor Baseball. The new building will enable the minor baseball association to host national events, said Andy Petersen, an instructor at NBCC who is also a board member with Moncton Minor Baseball.
The building, which will serve as a canteen, press box, and storage facility, was constructed by Carpentry students. Electrical students wired the building, and Welding students fabricated metal security gates.
“The NBCC involvement keeps growing,” said Petersen.
The Elmwood Group of Home Hardware Building Centres has stepped in to sponsor the project, providing discounts on additional materials required and assisting in the sourcing of supplies.
The Moncton Minor Baseball build is an example of NBCC’s community leadership in action. Through the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership, all NBCC students take part in community projects to develop important interpersonal skills such as creative problem-solving, teamwork, and communications.