NBCC opens new Trades Education Centre

SAINT JOHN – Trades students at the Saint John Campus of New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) are learning their skills in a brand new facility, following the construction of a Trades Education Centre on campus.

The new trades facility was made possible by a federal-provincial investment of $13.49 million through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

“The addition of the Trades Education Centre allows us to strengthen our trades programs and continue building upon our strong reputation as a leader in skills training,” said Lindsay Bowman, Vice-Chair of the NBCC Board of Governors. “This impressive new facility ensures NBCC will continue to play a vital role in the development of New Brunswick’s highly-skilled workforce.”

The new Trades Education Centre features modern, spacious shops equipped with the technology and tools students need to get the hands-on learning experience that is a key component of the NBCC Advantage. Along with strengthening the College’s trades programs, the new facility has also lead to improved air quality within the main building.

“NBCC has a proud tradition of trades education throughout the province, and particularly in Saint John,” said Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Trevor Holder. “The provincial government recognizes that an investment in NBCC is an investment in the future labour force of New Brunswick.”

The provincial government contributed $6.65 million to the new facility, with the federal government contributing $6.74 million.

“Strategic investments in post-secondary infrastructure are key to the long-term growth of our community,” said Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long. “This new trades centre at NBCC is an example of our commitment.”

With flexible educational programming that is responsive to the social and economic needs of the Province, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s prosperity. In addition to one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs, NBCC provides specialized and customized training to meet the needs of specific sectors and communities, and delivers apprenticeship training to more than 1,800 learners annually. Find out more by visiting www.nbcc.ca

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