Students, educators and employers to be recognised at FutureReadyNB gala in November

The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour says the success of university students, educators and New Brunswick employers will be celebrated at a gala on November 12 as part of the FutureReadyNB initiative.

Government says the gala will be hosted alongside the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton's Workforce Summit, which focuses on attracting a workforce from around the world, retaining New Brunswick's youth, encouraging best employer practices and workforce diversity.

Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Trevor Holder, says FutureReadyNB has been successful at connecting the private and non-profit sectors with university students and providing them with experiential learning opportunities, and this gala is an opportunity to showcase FutureReadyNB's success stories.

According to the province, the gala is being organised by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and Malley Industries, along with other partners including the province and Opportunities NB.

"Our government is pleased to see the New Brunswick private sector taking the lead on such an important initiative that is creating partnerships across the province," said Holder.

FutureReadyNB was created in response to a task force report that called for expanded experiential learning capacity and work opportunities for New Brunswick university students and is intended to support economic growth, and help with employment recruitment and retention of educated New Brunswickers.