MIRAMICHI (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are investing a combined $2.32 million in infrastructure upgrades to the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Miramichi campus.
“We know how important creating jobs and education are to New Brunswickers,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “By working with the Trudeau government to get projects like this done, we are creating jobs and strengthening our colleges in New Brunswick.”
The investment will enhance the energy efficiency of the campus, in addition to roof replacements on both the main building and the NBCC Fire Training Centre.
To support these upgrades the provincial government will invest $1.29 million while the federal government will contribute $1.03 million.
“These infrastructure investments will create good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper today, while also delivering sustained economic growth for years to come,” said Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan. “Through the Strategic Investment Fund, we are strengthening the foundation for building Canada into a global centre for innovation.”
Finnigan attended the event for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains.
Through the Strategic Investment Fund, the federal government will provide $49.3 million, the provincial government will invest $35.2 million, and universities will contribute $14.1 million, in several projects, which will result in a total of $98.6 million being spent on university and college infrastructure in New Brunswick. It is expected that additional investments will bring the total amount received by colleges and universities to $111 million.
“NBCC makes a significant contribution to the socio-economic prosperity of our province and our country,” said Marilyn Luscombe, NBCC president and CEO. “Aging infrastructure is a significant challenge to maintaining and growing that contribution. Investments such as this one will help offset that challenge while accelerating our college’s energy efficiency and environmentally-sustainable practices.”
The campus offers 25 regular programs in Applied and Media Arts, Business, Environmental, Health, Social and Protective Services and Trades. The NBCC Fire Training Centre is the sole provincial fire services training facility.
Tyler Campbell, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-4090.
Hannah Fulton Johnston, Office of Miramichi-Grand Lake MP Pat Finnigan, 506-778-8448, Pat.Finnigan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Philip Proulx, press secretary, Office of the Minister of Innovation, Science and
Economic Development, 343-291-2500.
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Michelle Willcott, communications, NBCC, 506-453-8194, firstname.lastname@example.org.