Canada and New Brunswick join forces to support green retrofits at New Brunswick Community College’s Saint John Campus

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SAINT JOHN – NB, Dec. 16, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, the Honourable Glen Savoie, Minister responsible for la Francophonie, and Mary Butler, President and CEO at New Brunswick Community CollegeA joint investment was announced by. $45.9 million for energy-efficient building retrofits and upgrades on New Brunswick Community College Saint John Campus (NBCC/SJ).

The Trades Education Centre will expand to include a lobby and an atrium as well as a learning commons, a student services center, and a learning commons. Five new Electric Vehicle (EV), charging stations will soon be installed at the Centre. Two buildings that were used to house the new courtyard will be demolished in order for them to be used as training spaces. The Centre will be more efficient in terms of energy, which will result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 385 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Skilled trades programs give students the training they need in order to get into rewarding, well-paying positions that are highly sought after. The skilled trades workforce will play a crucial role in Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy – and this investment will allow NBCC-SJ to offer a greener learning environment to those interested in joining the thousands of Canadians working as welders, mechanics, carpenters and other skilled trades.

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“Investments into infrastructure are investments that create strong and sustainable communities. Students and residents can benefit from sustainable energy retrofits and building improvements at NBCC’s Saint John Campus. This green initiative will support local economies and help build stronger communities throughout the country.

Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John—Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlancMinister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“The demand for skilled trades training is greater than ever. It is important that the campus be modernized, more energy efficient, and more welcoming to attract students. We want NBCC to be the school of choice when high school students graduate.

The Honourable Glen Savoie Minister for Francophonie

“This announcement comes as a result of a community effort to address the issue. New Brunswick’s There are many challenges facing the labour market. We will address more than just today’s requirements. The redevelopment will also increase training capacity and overall efficiency, while decreasing our physical footprint and annual operating costs and deferred maintenance.

Mary Butler, President and CEO at New Brunswick Community College

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada Neue Brunswick Community College Both are investing more than $22.9 Million This project.

  • The Government of Canada’s Funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Programme for Infrastructure.

  • The Investing In Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s Rural and northern communities.

  • In the six years since its inception, the Government of Canada has invested more than $673 million To 214 infrastructure projects across the globe New Brunswick.

  • During this period, there were over $44 Billion Infrastructure Canada invested the funds in communities across Canada to support high-quality infrastructure projects. $1.2 Billion Green energy infrastructure projects

  • Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.

  • The Government of Canada is pleased to announce today that it has received funding. Canada’s Work through the Atlantic Growth Strategy To create middle-class jobs that are well-paid, to strengthen local economies, and to build inclusive communities.

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Federal infrastructure investments New Brunswick
https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-nb-eng.html

Investing in Canada Plan Project Map
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html

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