Sept. 22, 2009
MONCTON (CNB) - The provincial government unveiled today the architectural designs for the new wing of the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), Moncton campus.
Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault and Supply and Services Minister Ed Doherty made the announcement.
"It is exciting to be moving forward with this project," Arseneault said. "Increasing accessibility and capacity of our community college system is one of the priorities outlined in Be inspired. Be ready. Be better. The action plan to transform post-secondary education in New Brunswick.
"I am proud of our NBCC and our Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick. They offer high-quality education to their students while providing the necessary skills for the changing workforce. Because of that, graduates from our community college system are being employed in record numbers, with 90 per cent working here in New Brunswick after graduation."
Courses in allied health, trades, applied arts, IT and technologies will be delivered in the 4,080-sq.-metre (43,900-sq.-foot) wing, located behind the existing structure.
"These projects are important parts of our $1.2-billion infrastructure investment, which we have announced to stimulate our economy and keep our province on the road to self-sufficiency," said Doherty. "This announcement will be of great benefit to Moncton and the whole province."
MEDIA CONTACT: Marie-Josée Groulx, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-444-3465.