PETITCODIAC (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $1.1 million for
an addition to the Petitcodiac Regional School that will be constructed to allow
automotive and metal trades courses to be offered to students.
“Our 10-year education plans prioritize increasing learning in trades,” said
Premier Brian Gallant. “Your government understands that in order to strengthen
our economy we need to improve student access and exposure to trades. This
project will allow the students of Petitcodiac Regional School to learn about
the automotive and metal industries and help them develop skills they can use in
the job market.”
The project will involve an addition to the existing building. The addition
will house an automotive and metal trade shop. As part of the 2017-18 capital
budget, $100,000 is being invested to begin planning and design for the project,
which is scheduled to be completed in winter 2019. The government will invest $1
million to complete the project.
About $88 million will be invested in public schools in 2017-18.
The government’s 10-year education plans aim to improve educational outcomes
and better prepare young people for the future. They set objectives in key
priority areas to create lifelong learners, support educational leaders and
bring stability to the system. The budget for the Department of Education and
Early Childhood Development will increase by 4.9 per cent in 2017-18.