April 15, 2010
CAMPBELLTON (CNB) - The provincial government will invest more than $2 million in the Polyvalente Roland-Pépin so that it can deliver two courses offered by the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB), Campbellton campus.
The announcement was made by Premier Shawn Graham and Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, who is also the minister responsible for the Northern New Brunswick Infrastructure Initiative.
"This project is a continuation of the existing partnership between the CCNB and the Polyvalente Roland-Pépin," said Graham. "I am confident that this partnership will continue to improve access and inspire students to pursue post-secondary training in their community. Educating our youth is vital to achieving our common goal of self-sufficiency."
"Providing students with the education and training they need to compete for jobs and to respond to the changing needs of students and employers is one objective identified in An Action Plan for Self-Sufficiency in Northern New Brunswick 2010-2013," said Arseneault.
The CCNB courses that will be delivered at the school are Technologie d'électrophysiologie médicale (medical electrophysiology technologist) and Techniques de réadaptation (rehabilitation techniques). About 900 sq. m (10,000 sq. feet) will be used to accommodate 35 students taking the courses.
"This innovative idea will enable students at the Polyvalente Roland-Pépin to make an easier transition between school and college," said Education Minister Roland Haché. "New students will have an advantage since they will be entering a familiar environment and probably already know their teachers."
MEDIA CONTACT: Thomas Lizotte, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-8617.