Nov. 21, 2008
DIEPPE (CNB) - A new, $2-million multi-purpose workshop at Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB), Dieppe campus, was officially opened today by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault.
"This is another example of our commitment to building the best post-secondary education system in Canada and the importance of the community colleges in helping us achieve our goal," said Arseneault. "It will also help us achieve the objectives of our Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick."
The 937-sq.-metre (10,000-sq.-foot) addition consists of two new classrooms and two new adjacent shop areas for training in the carpentry and masonry trades. Classes in the building started in September.
Arseneault said the expansion was necessary to accommodate the growing student population at the college. It also marks continued investments made in the skilled trades by the government, which include existing programs at the campus in carpentry, plumbing and bricklaying.
These improvements to CCNB - Dieppe mean the carpentry program is no longer being provided off-campus; in addition, more room is available to accommodate training needs in the plumbing trade.
"Today's announcement emphasizes the government's commitment to enhancing students' learning environment by providing state-of-the-art facilities that are safe and environmentally sustainable," said Arseneault. "This investment is another step torwards being self-sufficient by 2026 and building the best education system in the country."
MEDIA CONTACT: Sheri Strickland, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-8617.