News Release Article from  Parks Canada

Parks Canada and New Brunswick Community College Partner to Help Build Student Job Skills

November 30, 2015                      Alma, New Brunswick                                                  Parks Canada Agency

Parks Canada and the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) are working together to create opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning at Fundy National Park and develop job skills that are in high demand. Through a new agreement, students will work on a variety of skill-building projects that will result in a lasting contribution to Fundy National Park's visitor experience and resource conservation initiatives. 

Students will develop job skills building “rustic cabins” that will enhance the visitor accommodations at Fundy National Park. In addition to the construction of cabins, Fundy National Park and NBCC will collaborate on the development of various other student projects and programs, including sustainable energy projects, community and economic development initiatives and resource conservation projects.

Parks Canada and NBCC share a commitment to developing learning and skills development opportunities that foster a sense of pride and connection to the natural and cultural heritage of New Brunswick and Canada among students.

 

Quick Facts

 

  • Beginning in 2016, the two cabins built in collaboration with NBCC students of the Moncton campus’ Building and Construction faculty will be available for use by Fundy National Park’s guests. The rustic cabins will be located in “mid-country” locations so guests can enjoy a hike-in camping experience, without the long trek of backcountry wilderness.
  • Reservation for the cabins, as well as the park's other campsites, including yurts and oTENTiks, are available online beginning January 25, 2016 at www.reservations.pc.gc.ca.

 

Quotes

“The construction of the new rustic cabins will provide students with valuable job skills training while helping make Fundy National Park an even more incredible place for Canadians to explore and discover. These cabins, built by NBCC students, represent an exciting, new overnight experience for our guests.”

Geri Syroteuk, Field Unit Superintendent

“This agreement builds on NBCC's reputation of working collaboratively with private and public sectors in New Brunswick for the growth and development of skilled, socially engaged graduates. Through expanded opportunities at Fundy National Park, our students are applying their skills in a meaningful way that will have lasting impacts in our province.”

Marilyn Luscombe, NBCC President and CEO

 

Associated Links

Fundy National Park

New Brunswick Community College

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Contacts

Livia Goodbrand
Partnering, Engagement and Communications Officer, Fundy National Park
Livia.Goodbrand@pc.gc.ca
Office: 506-887-6394; Cell: 506-227-4705

Media Relations
Parks Canada Agency
855-862-1812
pc.media@pc.gc.ca


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