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New Brunswick unveils Skilled Trades NB – Construct Connect

May 1, 2024

MONCTON, N.B. — The Government of New Brunswick has launched Skilled Trades NB, a new brand for its administration of skilled trades and apprenticeship in the province.

The rebranded department replaces the apprenticeship and occupational certification branch of the government, stated a release.

“Promoting career paths in skilled trades is critical for the future of our province,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Greg Turner in a statement. “We are excited to launch Skilled Trades NB, which will help bring recognition to apprenticeship as a viable and desirable educational pathway and promote it as a leading post-secondary program across the province.”

Since 2019-20, there has been a 20 per cent increase in registered apprentices, a 77 per cent increase in the number of women apprentices, and a 68 per cent increase in the number of Indigenous apprentices in the province.

The government said Skilled Trades NB will “continue to support development of a diverse skilled trades workforce by delivering an inclusive apprenticeship training program.”

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