News Releases

November 29, 2016

NSCC and NBCC forge Strategic Alliance

FREDERICTON – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) have forged a Strategic Alliance to bring the two institutions together in the promotion and delivery of industry training related to Correctional Service Canada (CORCAN), First Nations, energy and other pan-regional opportunities.

"The Strategic Alliance ensures that students at both NSCC and NBCC are equipped and ready to take advantage of growing opportunities in these key areas,” says NSCC President Don Bureaux. “By pooling our knowledge and resources in this way, we’re equipping our grads with the skills they’ll need to find meaningful work and help grow our economy.”

NSCC and NBCC will now look to bring the two institutions together to promote collaboration amongst their students and staff in the development of programming and related initiatives as well as to secure new opportunities of mutual benefit.

"This agreement represents a wonderful opportunity for both Colleges,” says President and CEO Marilyn Luscombe. “By bringing together our students and faculty, we’re working to accelerate the growth of our region and align our educational programs with the needs of the future workforce.”

The Strategic Alliance—a memorandum of understanding—was signed on November 21 and will remain in place for a period of one year with the possibility of a renewal.

About NSCC

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia’s economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120+ programs in five academic schools— Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology—reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC’s primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 88% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 90% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia. .

About NBCC

With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a public post-secondary education institution reputed for skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province's socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers regular one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs in 15 sectors as well as apprenticeship, customized and specialized training.


Niki Toomey, Communications Advisor, NSCC

Michelle Willcott, Communications Officer, NBCC