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March 21, 2022

Trades Week showcases career possibilities

A world of career possibilities opened up for participants in NBCC’s Trades Week, held March 14-18. More than 70 prospective students participated in webinars and campus tours as they explored all that the trades have to offer.

“There’s never been a better time to study a trade,” said Kirby Rushton, Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship at NBCC. “The trades are experiencing a big boom, and as tradespeople retire, there are going to be thousands of job openings for those who have the right training and skillsets.”

Data from indicates 3,100 expected job vacancies in the trades over the next three years, with welding, electrical, carpentry, industrial mechanics, automotive service, and heavy equipment operation among the most in-demand.

Throughout Trades Week, New Brunswickers and newcomers alike had the opportunity to learn more about these and other trades on offer at NBCC. Rushton, along with NBCC alumna Tara McNeill, hosted a webinar to share the value of an education in the skilled trades with prospective learners. McNeill, who studied Automotive Service Technician at NBCC, is a fierce advocate of women in the skilled trades and a true champion of inclusivity.

Anyone interested in more information about the skilled trades can contact a Recruitment Advisor to set up an appointment, or email

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With six campuses across New Brunswick, NBCC contributes to New Brunswick’s social and economic prosperity by supporting the aspirations of individual learners, seizing the opportunities of the labour market, and collaboratively solving the challenges of communities and industry.  In addition to more than 90 certificate and diploma programs, NBCC also provides specialized and customized training to meet the needs of specific sectors and communities.  Find out more information on NBCC programs by visiting:


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