NBCC Saint John Campus receives infrastructure funding

Monday October 03, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 3, 2016 - The New Brunswick and federal governments are investing a total of $15.89 million at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Saint John campus for a new trade education facility. The funding is being provided though the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund.

According to NBCC representatives, the new facility will “improve the scale and quality of the trades programs at the Saint John campus.” The investment will also help to build multi-functional spaces for future classroom and shop programming needs. The existing welding shop will be demolished.

“NBCC makes a significant contribution to New Brunswick’s socio-economic prosperity,” said Susan Murchison, chair of the NBCC board of governors. “Aging infrastructure is a challenge to maintaining and growing that contribution. This investment in a new trades facility at our Saint John campus will ensure that NBCC can continue to play an important role in developing a highly-skilled workforce here in New Brunswick.”

The provincial government will invest $8.67 million, while the federal government will provide $7.22 million.

“By working with the Trudeau government, we are getting things done to advance New Brunswickers priorities of economic growth, education and health care,” said premier Brian Gallant. “This project will allow NBCC in Saint John to strengthen its trade courses. We must value trades as they are crucial for our economy.”

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