Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

More than 360 adults benefiting from free high school courses through CCNB (09/11/02)

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Nov. 2, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - More than 360 adults are benefiting from free high school courses offered at night through campuses of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB), Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault has announced.

"Through this training, more than 360 students have enrolled in 442 courses," said Arseneault. "By offering this training in the evening we were able to reach a group for whom training during the day is, for various reasons, not possible."

The announcement offering free high school night courses was made by Arseneault in September. 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, $230,000 has been invested to deliver the night courses.

"I am so pleased to see the number of people benefiting from the free courses," said Arseneault. "I am very proud that we are continuing to move forward with implementing Be Inspired. Be Ready. Be Better. The Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick. By offering these courses free of charge we are working toward ensuring that more people will have access to the training and skills required to participate actively in our self-sufficiency objective."

Arseneault said that the opportunity to receive free training will have a positive effect on the adult population wanting to earn an adult high school diploma, as it will contribute to:

The night courses began Sept. 21, and are offered through CCNB campuses in Bathurst, Campbellton, Dieppe, Edmundston, and the Acadian Peninsula, including some off-site locations.

More information may be found on the CCNB website, or by contacting any CCNB campus.


MEDIA CONTACT: Lori-Jean Johnson, communications, Department of Post-Secondary, Education, Training and Labour, 506-476-0542.