FEDS & PROVINCE Invest $15.89 Million In New Trades Facility At Nbcc Saint John
September 16th, 2016
The new facility will improve the scale and quality of the trades programs at the Saint John campus. The funding will also help the college build multi-functional spaces to provide flexibility for future classroom and shop programming needs. The new building will be designed to allow for future expansion and additions. The existing welding shop will also be demolished.
“NBCC makes a significant contribution to New Brunswick’s socio-economic prosperity,” said Susan Murchison, chair of the NBCC board of governors, in a release. “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 funding is being provided though the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund. The provincial government will invest $8.67 million, while the federal government will provide $7.22 million.