CCNB-Bathurst to offer mining and drilling program

New Brunswick's Education Minister says his long-time dream of having miners and drillers trained in his home town is finally coming to fruition.

Brian Kenny says CCNB-Bathurst will soon offer a mining and drilling training program thanks to some provincial funding.

Though he was tight-lipped on the details, the Bathurst-West-Beresford MLA says an official announcement will come later this year.

Kenny says the region boasts a rich mining history, and expects future developments and opportunities that would keep graduates in the province.

It's not yet known which Bathurst campus will host the program.

 

(with files from the Northern Light)