CNC Welcomes Students
CNC President henry Reiser gets a dish of poutine from Culinary Arts student Kayli Mitchell
Prince George, B.C. – A perfect day for the College of New Caledonia to welcome students to campus.
The sun is shining, the tunes are being pumped out to the P.G. campus courtyard, and students are loading up on bacon burgers and poutine, to recognize Canada’s 150th birthday.
This is the 48th year for the Prince George campus and it is shaping up to be a very good one says CNC President Henry Reiser ” Numbers are up, international students ( numbers) are growing, domestic students ( numbers) are growing, it’s going to be another great year.”
In addition to growing the numbers of students attending CNC, Reiser says the College itself continues to grow “We’re expanding, the new building is coming out of the ground, we are doing expansion in Quesnel, we’re doing expansion in Vanderhoof, it’s good.”
Reiser says the trades courses are full, and the largest numbers typically come from those enrolled in university transfer courses, or trades, and our trades numbers are up.” Overall enrolment at the Prince George campus is sitting at 2260.
Increased enrolment is good news for the community says Reiser ” Each student spends probably $10 to $12 thousand dollars a year, just in buying groceries, clothing, things like that, on top of rent they pay. So it’s a real benefit financially to this community to have both post secondary institutions here.”