Miramichi students participate in community leadership initiative

Smiling male student with friends at libraryMiramichi students from the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) participated in the province-wide launch of a new community leadership program earlier this week to help the community and build valuable leadership skills. NBCC says they hope The Robertson Institute for Community Leadership will help the college bring to life their vision of “transforming lives and communities.”

Miramichi students organized and participated in bottle drives, raking leaves for senior citizens, cleaning up the waterfront and streets, and carving pumpkins with the residents of Mount Saint Joseph Nursing Home as part of this new initiative.

“Every year, thousands of students choose NBCC knowing they’ll graduate with the skills that are in demand with employers,” said NBCC’s President and CEO Marilyn Luscombe.

“With NBCC’s new Robertson Institute for Community Leadership, our students will not only learn the skills to get the job done, they’ll have the ability to make a difference in their communities and across the Province.”

Through this initiative NBCC students in all programs will graduate having completed a community leadership course and community service program. This initative hopes to give students valuable leadership experience as well as help them build relevant skills and support the community.

The Robertson Institute for Community Leadership is named for Cheryl M.G. Robertson, long-time community activist and inaugural Chair of the NBCC Board of Governors when the College became a Crown Corporation in 2010.

“This Institute will put community service and leadership front and centre for students, for staff, for alumni and for our partners,” said Robertson in a statement.

“I am deeply humbled and honored to have my name associated with this initiative as I truly believe it will transform lives and communities and make New Brunswick an even better Province than it is right now.”


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