FREDERICTON - New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is building a strong college through engagement and innovation as demonstrated by the 2015-2016 Annual Report
released this week.
NBCC’s 2015-2016 Annual Report highlights student success, strong relationships, innovative initiatives and steady stewardship of the publicly-funded college:
- 90% of 2014 graduates were employed one year after graduation; 90% of them in New Brunswick and the majority (83%) in fields related to their training.
- New agreements with partners have led to the creation of enhanced learning opportunities for our students both here at home and around the world.
- In addition to regular programs, NBCC delivered 33 contracts to 47 industry partners through customized and specialized training.
- The OASIS entrepreneurial mentorship program expanded to Moncton in 2015-2016 after a successful first year in Miramichi. It was recently launched at the Saint John Campus.
- NBCC staff and students participated in nearly 160 community activities during two College-wide service days as part of the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership.
- NBCC’s first Aboriginal Gala was a celebration of Aboriginal learners and Aboriginal culture, raising $20,000 for bursaries.
- Six NBCC students and apprentices brought home medals from the 2016 Skills Canada national competition held in Moncton – NBCC’s best-ever performance.
- NBCC completed the year ended March 31, 2016 with an excess of revenue over expenses of 2.1% of revenue. Most of that surplus will be applied to much needed deferred maintenance and capital needs and priorities. In addition, the Board of Governors approved a balanced budget for the coming year.
“This year’s annual report reflects the hard work and remarkable commitment of NBCC’s team as we continue to deliver high quality post-secondary education,” said Luscombe. “From this strong foundation, we will soon launch NBCC’s next chapter. In the coming weeks as we begin to develop our next five-year strategic plan, we will be challenging ourselves to think in new ways - to consider what extraordinary success looks like for our College and our stakeholders and to prepare ourselves to seize new opportunities. We invite New Brunswickers to join us in these conversations.”
Communications Officer, NBCC