NSCC Lunenburg Campus Expansion Announced
Department of Education (to March 26, 2013)
April 3, 2003 11:32 AM
Students at the Lunenburg campus of the Nova Scotia Community
College (NSCC) will soon benefit from more than $1 million in
improvements that will upgrade shop facilities and create seats
for 187 additional students.
Announced today, April 3, by Transportation Minister Michael
Baker and NSCC president Ray Ivany, the $1,055,000 in funding is
part of the province's $123-million investment in NSCC's
"Skilled workers are the key to Nova Scotia's prosperity," said
Mr. Baker. "Improvements to the Lunenburg campus will allow more
students to stay in the area while completing the training they
need to be ready for the jobs of the present and the future."
"NSCC is committed to providing Nova Scotians with the applied
skills and technical education they need to avail themselves of
the full spectrum of employment opportunities Nova Scotia's
economy now offers," said Mr. Ivany. "This investment is the
catalyst which will enable the college's continued development,
and its expansion across the province."
"This is a wonderful announcement for the staff and students of
Lunenburg Campus and the people of Lunenburg and Queens," said
Cathy MacLean, principal of the Lunenburg Campus. "We will be
working on renovating our space to provide more access to student
services as well as upgrading shops and the building envelope.
This investment means that we can provide our students with an
enhanced college experience."
Through links with industry, NSCC has modified over 50 per cent
of its more than 100 programs in the last five years, to help
address the skills shortage in the province. Through expansion,
NSCC will continue to build on its successful relationship with
industry to improve the effectiveness of programming, and match
programs to meet the needs of regional businesses.
"This investment will improve the overall student experience on
our campus," said Kris MacEachern, president of the student
association at the Lunenburg Campus. "My time as a student here
has been a personal journey that has helped me develop as an
individual and a leader. Enhancing the college experience and
increasing enrolment will allow more students access to these
opportunities so they can begin their own journey to success."
Over the next seven years, 2,500 additional students -- an
increase of 25 per cent -- will enter NSCC at its campuses across
the province. Additional information about upgrading and
renovations at other campuses is expected in the next few weeks.
This investment is part of the province's Skills Nova Scotia
initiative. The initiative involves training and skills
upgrading, from basic literacy to the use of the most
FOR BROADCAST USE:
The Lunenburg Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College is
making room for 187 more students.
The province is investing one-million-fifty-five-thousand
dollars for program expansions at the campus in Bridgewater.
Transportation Minister Michael Baker announced the
plans today (April 3rd). He says the renovations will allow more
students to access education and training closer to home.
The investment, over the next two years, is part of the
province's 123-million-dollar commitment to the community
college. It is part of the province's Skills Nova Scotia
Contact: Leanne Strathdee
Department of Education
Nova Scotia Community College
cnr April 3, 2003 11:29 A.M.