New Brunswick

NBCC sheds 31 positions in restructuring

The New Brunswick Community College system is cutting 31 positions as the network begins to centralize its administration.

The New Brunswick Community College system is cutting 31 positions as the network begins to centralize its administration.

The New Brunswick Community College became a Crown corporation almost two years ago and is in the midst of implementing a five-year plan.

Marilyn Luscombe, the president and chief executive officer of NBCC, said the aim is to move towards one central college office rather than spread the administration over the six campuses.

Luscombe said 31 positions have been eliminated but no one has been laid off.

"We have realigned the institution and that means that 31 people will no longer do the jobs they used to do but they will be doing some of the new work in the new ways that we need them to do it," Luscombe said.

Luscombe said human resources and registrar positions, information technology, finance and student services are all being centralized.

She said this won't change the level of education students receive in the classroom.

The New Brunswick Community College offers more than 90 programs at six locations around the province.

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