Province announces investment in experiential learning opportunities for university students

Government has announced an $18.4 million investment in experiential learning opportunities for university students. 

The announcement was made in Moncton Thursday by Post-Secondary Education Minister Roger Melanson as part of meetings being held by the task force on experiential education.

Melanson says this funding will allow students to foster connections to New Brunswick's employers and develop new skills. 

Government says the task force was established in 2017 to help give students better access to work experience during their post-secondary education. 

The province says $15 million will fund bursaries for mandatory work placements over three academic years in areas including nursing, education, and nutrition. 

An additional $3.4 million will fund experiential education opportunities developed by liberal arts faculties, labour market evaluations, and other programs requested by the task force.