Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

NBCC to offer free academic upgrade courses (09/09/21)

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Sept. 21

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Free academic upgrading courses for adults will be offered at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) campuses starting Oct. 19. The announcement was made today by Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arsenault.

"In an effort to offer accessible, affordable and flexible academic upgrades to adults across New Brunswick, NBCC campuses will offer free classes to people wishing to improve their occupational and academic situation," Arseneault said. "I am 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."

The program will include:

Face-to-face orientations and facilitated group and one-on-one tutoring sessions will be held at several sites throughout New Brunswick.

"Access to academic upgrading courses is an important component of building economic capacity in New Brunswick and ensuring that more people will have the training and skills required to participate actively in our self-sufficiency objective," the minister said. "That is why we are investing $377,000 to offer free classes in NBCC campuses across the province."

The classes will be offered through NBCC in Saint John, St. Andrews, Moncton, Miramichi, Woodstock, Sussex and Fredericton. More information may be found on the NBCC website or by calling toll-free, 1-888-550-7070.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Marie-Josée Groulx, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-444-3465.

09/09/21