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Gearing up to help address NB skills shortage crisis

In New Brunswick, studies show the province is facing a major skill shortage crisis over the next decade. These studies warn that the province is on track to lose more than 100,000 jobs by 2026 mainly driven by an aging population.

In the same period, only 76,000 students are expected to graduate from New Brunswick high schools, many of whom will not pursue a higher education due to a number of factors including rising tuition fees and a desire to enter the workforce to start earning a wage.

The province’s goal in welcoming a yearly minimum of 7500 new migrants seems to be working with new skilled migrants arriving in record numbers through various immigration incentives which promote a streamlined process to permanent residency.

This new demographic of domestic eligible learners and the expected continued influx of new migrants is not getting the attention it deserves from the private career college community. For many, skilled migrants will be required to keep up-skilling to remain competitive in today's job market. Additionally, many of these skilled migrants are accompanied by their entire family which may include an unskilled spouse and unskilled adult children who desire obtaining the necessary skills through a formal qualification in order to enter the workforce.

With management's more than 2 decades of international education experience, Aspire College will position itself as the college of choice as the government looks to close the gap on the skills shortage crisis.

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