Sept. 16, 2009
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Beginning Sept. 21, campuses of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) will offer a free program for adults wishing to take high school courses at night.
The announcement was made by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault.
"In an effort to increase the number of individuals earning an adult high school diploma, and to improve accessibility to post-secondary education among this segment of the population, we are investing about $230,000 to deliver night courses on CCNB campuses," said Arseneault. "By offering this training in the evening we want to reach a group for whom training during the day is, for various reasons, not possible."
Arseneault said that offering the training at no charge will have a very positive effect on the adult population in the target areas because it will contribute to:
"I am very proud that we are moving ahead with another phase of Be Inspired. Be Ready. Be Better. The Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick," said Arseneault. "By making these courses accessible and affordable, we are ensuring that more people will have the training and skills required to participate actively in our self-sufficiency objective."
Night courses will be offered through CCNB at the Bathurst, Campbellton, Dieppe, Edmundston, and Acadian Peninsula campuses. Courses will be offered in French and English, depending on the area served.
More information may be found on the CCNB website, or by contacting any CCNB campus.
MEDIA CONTACT: Marie-Josée Groulx, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-444-3465.