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October 22, 2018

NBCC releases 2017-2018 Annual Report

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) continues to successfully provide relevant skills development and training for today’s labour market, while attracting a record number of international students and upholding its responsible stewardship for publicly-funded college education in the Province, as highlighted in NBCC's 2017-18 Annual Report.

"The year covered by this annual report, 2017-2018, marks the first year of NBCC’s new five-year strategic plan, Together We Rise,”  said Patrick Lacroix, Chair of the NBCC Board of Governors. "We are proud of the forward strides we have made in our vision of transforming lives and communities in New Brunswick and beyond. We intend to continue to welcome more learners who experience an enriched NBCC Advantage, and to increase our capacity for growth through innovations, continuous improvement and strong partnerships."

Highlights of NBCC’s 2017-18 Annual Report

  • 90% of 2016 graduates were employed one year after graduation; 94% of them here in New Brunswick and the majority (84%) in fields related to their training.
  • 87% of graduates report satisfaction with their post-secondary experience.
  • NBCC experienced an 11% increase in the number of learners in 2017-18.
  • NBCC alumni and operations contribute $1.5 billion annually to the provincial GDP.
  • As NBCC continues to build and strengthen relationships, our partners report a 95.7% satisfaction rate.
  • In 2017-18, 141 NBCC students participated in 80 applied research projects with 75 industry partners.
  • NBCC staff and students participated in 6,000+ hours of volunteer service in 209 activities during two College-wide service days as part of the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership.
  • NBCC officially launched the Indigenous Learning and Engagement initiative, increasing opportunities for students and staff to learn from and about Wabanaki culture and history.
  • Five NBCC students and apprentices brought home medals from the 2016 Skills Canada national competition held in Edmonton, AB.
  • NBCC more than doubled the number of international students, for the second year in a row.

"The results in this annual report reflect the hard work and dedication of the entire NBCC team as we continue to deliver high-quality post-secondary education in New Brunswick,” said Marilyn Luscombe, President and CEO of NBCC. "NBCC is a vibrant and growing college that contributes significantly to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity and will continue to do so for years to come."

This year’s annual report includes a Report to the Community, featuring stories that showcase the challenges and achievements of NBCC learners and the loyalty and commitment of NBCC staff. The Report to the Community complements a new website, nbccstories.ca , that shares NBCC’s initiatives and activities with New Brunswickers.

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With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.

Media inquiries: 
Tanya Greer
Communications Coordinator, NBCC

Phone: 506.453.8194                            
Email: Tanya.greer@nbcc.ca