March 16, 2010
ST. ANDREWS (CNB) - New programs will be available at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) campuses as of September. Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault made the announcement today.
"My mandate has always been to listen to students and ensure that they can develop to their full potential through quality training," said Arseneault. "I am pursuing that mandate through new courses to be offered this fall, while guaranteeing existing employers a pool of qualified students to fill various positions. The new courses will also make it possible to stem the growing exodus of young New Brunswickers to neighbouring provinces, and let us take another step toward self-sufficiency by 2026."
The new programs are:
The Flooring Installation program previously taught at NBCC - Woodstock campus has been transferred to NBCC - Moncton campus (15 seats).
Arseneault said that adding these new programs fits with the objective of improving accessibility, as outlined in Be inspired. Be ready. Be better. The Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick.
"This announcement is only one of several to come that aim at ensuring more New Brunswick students receive quality post-secondary training, and through which we seek to the have the best post-secondary education system in the country," said Arseneault.
A similar announcement about all Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick programs will be made soon.
For further information on these new programs, please contact the NBCC.
MEDIA CONTACT: Thomas Lizotte, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-8617.