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NSCC Pictou Campus Gets Funding Boost For Expansion

The investment was announced Tuesday by Sean Fraser, MP for Central Nova, on behalf of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and by Kelly Regan, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Labour and Advanced Education.

The funding will support the construction of a new trades wing — a separate, purpose-built, educational trades building. This building will provide specialized training infrastructure required to meet industry demand, and will accommodate carpentry, cabinetry, motor vehicle repair and heavy duty equipment. It will be certified to LEED Gold Standards.

“These infrastructure investments will create good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper today, while also delivering sustained economic growth for years to come,” said Fraser.

“Through the Strategic Investment Fund, we are strengthening the foundation for building Canada into a global centre for innovation.”

Of the $15.2-million investment, $6.9 million will come from the federal government and $8.3 from the province.

“This strategic investment in Nova Scotia Community College’s Pictou Campus will pay dividends to the students, staff and the community,” said NSCC president Don Bureaux.

“The LEED-certified centre will enhance the capacity and student experience at the campus, and grow our ability to add needed, well-educated and trained graduates to the workforce.”