FREDERICTON – A record number of international students, new partnerships and high levels of graduate employment are just some of the achievements included in the 2016-2017 Annual Report of New Brunswick Community College (NBCC).
"The year covered by this annual report, 2016-2017, is also the final year of NBCC’s first strategic plan as a Crown corporation," said Marilyn Luscombe, NBCC President and CEO. "That five-year strategic plan challenged us to Imagine the Possibilities, and most of those possibilities have since become realities."
Highlights of NBCC’s 2016-2017 Annual Report
- 93% of employed 2015 graduates are working in New Brunswick.
- 13 NBCC students and apprentices represented New Brunswick at the Skills Canada national competition, bringing home five medals
- 149 students, 34 staff and 28 industry partners were involved in 50 applied research projects
- 36 contract training opportunities were delivered in partnership with employers
- Record international student enrollment with 115 international students representing 36 countries
- Training programs for newcomers which included: truck-driving in Moncton and bricklaying in Fredericton
- Partnership with the College of the North Atlantic on a Kenya Education for Employment Program project
- Expansion of NBCC’s entrepreneurial mentorship program, OASIS, to Saint John
- Revenue increased 0.5% over the previous year while expenditures decreased 1.4%
"The results in this annual report represent the firm foundation for the bold goals of our next strategic plan: Together We Rise," said Luscombe. "As a vibrant and growing college, NBCC will remain a significant contributor to New Brunswick’s socio-economic prosperity."
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