Oct. 10, 2008
CAMPBELLTON (CNB) - A new partnership between Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) - Campus de Campbellton and School District 15 means that Sugarloaf Senior High School students can now benefit from skilled trades training at their local community college campus.
The partnership, announced today by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Ed Doherty, will allow students at the school to take carpentry, framing and sheathing installation, and residential finish courses at the Atlantic Canada Woodworking Centre of Excellence, which is located at CCNB - Campbellton. A total of 15 students will benefit from the project during the current academic year.
"We want New Brunswick students to be aware and be interested in the rewarding careers that skilled trades offer," said Doherty. "Exposing them to these programs will be helpful in this regard. Our Post-Secondary Education Action Plan is focused on ensuring that our community colleges are being responsive to local needs in making education and training readily available."
The partnership acts on two initiatives in the province's education plan, When Kids Come First. The skilled trades and technology education program is designed to improve trades opportunities for New Brunswick students, and the community schools program allows schools to partner with their communities in ways that allow students to share in the expertise of their communities.
Education Minister Kelly Lamrock said that he looked forward to seeing this partnership, and others like it around the province, enhance educational opportunities for students.
CCNB-Campus de Campbellton specializes in the areas of woodworking, health sciences and community services. For more information on the programs it offers, visit its website.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Elaine Bell, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-2568; Jordan O'Brien, Department of Education, 506-444-4714.