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N.B. colleges to show off training capabilities Oct. 29

Fredericton, NB -- Oct. 21, 2002 -- On Oct. 29, 2002, eleven New Brunswick Community Colleges will open their doors...


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October 21, 2002
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Fredericton, NB — Oct. 21, 2002 — On Oct. 29, 2002, eleven New Brunswick Community Colleges will open their doors to all those interested in seeing the training they offer,

“Extending training opportunities to all New Brunswickers is part of our mandate under the Greater Opportunity: New Brunswick’s Prosperity Plan,” said training and employment development minister Norman McFarlane.

“We hope that by making the colleges accessible to the general public, people will have the chance to learn more about the programs we offer and consider options they might not have otherwise.”

Activities such as food preparation demonstration, seminars on maintenance (health, home, automotive) personalized multimedia creations and career or educational assistance will be available. Some activities will be conducted at satellite locations. As well, government representatives will be on hand at each event to answer any questions people may have.

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“This is also a wonderful chance to recognize the important role the college network plays in the well-being and prosperity of each of the communities and the province,” the minister said.

“Through our Quality Learning Agenda, we are confident a growing number of New Brunswickers will find satisfying careers through the training of NBCC. With innovative programs developing every year and an overall graduate employment rate of 89 per cent, NBCC is a viable option for anyone looking to improve their future.”

In total, over 120 programs are offered at the NBCC campuses throughout New Brunswick in both French and English. They range from traditional apprenticeship programs to computer programming and digital animation, to chemical and biotechnology programs and more.