NBCC signs MOU with Manufacturing Consortium

October 4, 2021 NBCCIndustry News and Events 195 Views

New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will explore joint training and certification initiatives to open new opportunities for NBCC learners and alumni, while helping meet the skills and labour market needs of the manufacturing sector.

The MOU specifically references delivery of existing and new course offerings relating to the manufacturing sector, the establishment of a defined referral process between NBCC and EMC, and work-integrated learning opportunities for NBCC students.

“In an ever-changing economy, strategic partnerships with industry are important to ensuring NBCC provides training that is relevant to the needs of employees and employers,” said Ann Drennan, NBCC’s Vice President Academic and Research.  “The broad nature of this MOU presents lots of opportunities for us to work with the manufacturing sector, which represents a number of different industries.”

"As an industry-led manufacturing consortium, EMC is dedicated to aligning skills development solutions to industry, on an on-going and evolving basis,” said J.P. Giroux, President of EMC. “The partnership with NBCC is timely and more relevant than ever for the benefit of the New Brunswick manufacturing community."


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Officials with the Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium met with NBCC leadership in August to discuss a new Memorandum of Understanding. From left to right are: J.P. Giroux, president of EMC; Joan Richard, Operations Manager Eastern Canada for EMC; Ann Drennan, Vice President Academic and Research at NBCC; and Mary Butler, President and CEO of NBCC.