PSE funding, debt reduction program subject of NB throne speech

November 24, 2010

In its throne speech Tuesday, the New Brunswick government said it will provide predictable sources of multi-year funding for public post-secondary institutions. The province plans to collaborate with stakeholders to make the Timely Completion Benefit program more responsive to the needs of university and college students. In order to provide quality apprenticeship programs, the provincial government, in conjunction with the Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification Board, is developing a new governance model through which these programs will be provided. The province announced it will launch new initiatives to ensure greater access to PSE for all New Brunswickers, particularly those groups of students traditionally underrepresented at the PSE level. NB News Release | NB Throne Speech