Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour

New radio communication program in Caraquet (10/03/05)

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March 5, 2010

CARAQUET (CNB) - Beginning in September, the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) will offer a radio communication program at the Caraquet training centre of the Acadian Peninsula campus.

The announcement was made today by Transportation Minister Denis Landry, on behalf of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault.

"The radio communication program shows the provincial government's commitment to the development of New Brunswick's Francophone communities, which will benefit from the training in French of future radio broadcasters and hosts," Landry said.

The provincial government believes that the evolving radio communication market justifies implementation of the program.

"In 2010, we see a strong demand, not only from private and community radio stations but also from advertising agencies, web radio stations, and satellite radio," Landry said.

The radio 80-week program prepares students by exploring the three main components of radio programming: hosting, advertising production, and journalism.

"Since 2007, we have tried to respond to training needs in the area of arts and culture," said Thérèse Finn-McGraw, principal of CCNB - Campus de la Péninsule acadienne.. "The radio communication program is an important addition to our range of training in this field. Training will be offered at our centre in Caraquet with two broadcasting studios and a newsroom."

For more information about the program and admission procedure, visit the CCNB website, or contact the Acadian Peninsula campus of the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick at 506-336-3073 or by e-mail: infor_ccnbpa@gnb.ca.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Thomas Lizotte, communications, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-8617 ; Paolo Fongemie, acting director of Student Services, Marketing and Communications, CCNB, 506-547-2197 or paolo.fongemie@gnb.ca.

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