Craig Manufacturing has donated $100,000 to NBCC’s Going Beyond campaign, with the funds dedicated to modernizing learning spaces at the college.
“As a major employer of NBCC graduates, our partners at Craig Manufacturing know firsthand how important it is for students to have the opportunity to develop their skills on up-to-date equipment in modern, vibrant spaces,” said Ann Drennan, Vice President Academic, Innovation, and Student Affairs at NBCC. “Using new tools, technology, spaces, and partnerships to innovate educational delivery that responds to the needs of students and employers is a key component of the Going Beyond campaign.”
Approximately 30 per cent of Craig Manufacturing staff are NBCC alumni, with 60 per cent of those in supervisory roles coming from NBCC.
“We are thrilled to be part of the NBCC Going Beyond Campaign,” said Ben Craig, President of Craig Manufacturing. “NBCC grads are at the core of our workforce and essential to every part of our business. We firmly believe that the education provided by NBCC is key to unlocking the future prosperity of our province. We are proud to support NBCC as they develop the future leaders of New Brunswick business and beyond.”
In recognition of Craig Manufacturing’s gift, NBCC is naming three College spaces after the company — the welding shop at the Woodstock Campus; the metal fabrication shop at the Trades Education Centre in Saint John; and the welding, metal fabrication and CNC shops at the Moncton campus.
Craig Manufacturing is among the many industry partners who have come together to support 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: www.nbcc.ca.
About Craig Manufacturing: The heavy construction equipment attachment experts since 1946, Craig Manufacturing has a long history of producing custom manufactured solutions that fit the custom needs of its customers. With an in-house engineering team and an experienced team of sales professionals who understand your attachment needs, Craig Manufacturing is committed to providing innovative products that work for its customers, day in and day out.
Tanya Greer, Lead, Strategic Communications
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