NSCC seeks $16 million in additional provincial funding

March 26, 2009

At a recent meeting with the Nova Scotia public accounts committee, Nova Scotia Community College president Joan McArthur-Blair said the province might have to add $16 million to the college's budget in order to make room for at least 2,000 more students over the next 5 years. McArthur-Blair told the committee the college does not have the capacity to meet training in high-demand areas in the province, such as health care and trades. In September, NSCC turned away 2,000 qualified applicants. The province's education minister agrees training should be a top priority in the government's forthcoming budget. Halifax Chronicle-Herald | CBC