the challenges posed by rapid enrolment growth, to deliver on our commitment of
providing quality education, and to alleviate pressures on campus resources and
the communities we serve, NBCC has made the difficult decision to
cancel 8 programs previously scheduled to begin in January 2024.
These are not decisions the College takes lightly. We
recognize the hopes students place on their education, and to every extent
possible we have identified options to support students in pursuing their
education at NBCC in the future.
As a result of this decision, projected enrolment for
January has been reduced to a level that we believe the College and our
communities will be better positioned to support. It is important to note that
programs in priority occupational sectors facing critical shortages, such as
health care and trades, were not impacted by these decisions.
We remain committed to addressing labour shortages,
increasing educational attainment, and upskilling New Brunswick’s workforce
through strategic enrolment management. We are currently reviewing our
enrolment strategies, admissions processes, and student services to ensure we
are well positioned for continued responsible and sustainable enrolment that
supports our students, staff, and the communities we serve.