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November 01, 2022

Gil-Son Construction Ltd. donates $50,000 to NBCC’s Going Beyond campaign

Gift to help build connected, adaptive learning spaces

Gil-Son Construction Ltd. has donated $50,000 to support important facilities upgrades at NBCC as part of the College’s $16-million Going Beyond campaign.

The gift will enable NBCC to enhance spaces on campuses that help learners connect, study, and work together.

"Students benefit from modern, future-forward spaces that foster enhanced learning by setting the stage for collaboration, relationship-building, and inter-disciplinary connection," said Mary Butler, President and CEO of NBCC. "With the support of donors like Gil-Son Construction Ltd., our learners will be able to thrive in the kinds of vibrant spaces that inspire excellence and innovation.”

To recognize this gift, NBCC has named two spaces after the company — the Gil-Son Construction Ltd. Student Lounge at Moncton Campus and the Gil-Son Construction Ltd. Carpentry Shop at Saint John Campus.

“Gil-Son Construction believes that by supporting the Going Beyond initiative, we will be able to provide opportunities for students to learn which in turn, helps grow future local talent,” said Daniel Hiltz, President, Gil-Son Construction Ltd. “This is essential in fostering success, both to the NBCC community and to our company.”

Gil-Son Construction Ltd. joins a host of industry partners who have pledged their support to NBCC’s Going Beyond campaign. The $16-million campaign charts a course for NBCC to:

  • accelerate skills development by creating fast, flexible training opportunities that meet the needs of learners and employers;
  • innovate educational delivery through the use of new tools, technology, spaces, and partnerships; and
  • reach unprecedented numbers of New Brunswickers by reducing the barriers that prevent people from seeking training.

About NBCC: As one of New Brunswick’s largest postsecondary education institutions, NBCC drives social and economic wellbeing across the province. NBCC welcomes 11,000 learners each year through quality-assured, relevant training opportunities. Supported by the Going Beyond campaign, NBCC is committed to accelerating skills development, innovating educational delivery, and reaching unprecedented numbers of New Brunswickers. Find out more at:

About Gil-Son Construction Ltd.: Founded in 1986, Gil-Son Construction Limited has grown from a minor construction company to one of the most trusted names in the construction industry. We provide, Electrical, Mechanical Construction and HVAC/R Service and Maintenance throughout the Maritimes.  We take pride in being a diverse company that can tackle most any project. Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, we started as a team of two and have since grown to over 300 employees and a fleet of 75 vehicles that can span across Atlantic Canada, At Gil-Son Construction, we believe in being a dedicated construction partner, a strong leader in safety, and a proud supporter of the communities we work in.

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