Since 2004, Michel Doucet has held several key roles at the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), a leader in professional and technical education. As director of Continuum, Michel is responsible for the Continuing Education sector that responds to New Brunswick's development activities with a variety of courses and customized programs to meet the training and development needs of learners, workers and industry. Michel ensures the correlation between the NBCC's strategic priorities and the activities of its revenue-generating division, with a focus on the indigenous sector, language training, skills development and employability, and services to industry.
For three years, as Director of NBCC – Acadian Peninsula Campus and the Fisheries School in Caraquet, Michel oversaw operations management, relations with various government and community bodies, and teaching related to approved NBCC programs of study. With a gift for innovation, Michel inspired major initiatives during his tenure, such as the NBCC cohabitation project with the University of Moncton in Shippagan and a major maritime sector study. He also served as a department head at NBCC – Bathurst Campus where he provided operational and pedagogical leadership for programs in business administration, international trade, language, the environment and continuing education.
The various positions that he occupied before coming to the NBCC include the directorship of the New-Brunswick East Coast Railway, where he was responsible for the company's strategic management, safety, and government and customer relations, provincially, nationally and internationally. He has also served as northwest regional director for Aliant Telecom, sales manager for the New Brunswick Telephone Company and marketing development officer for the Chaleur Regional Development Commission.
Michel Doucet holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Recreation from the University of Moncton, as well as a diploma in Recreology from Algonquin College in Ottawa. Actively involved for several years in various regional, provincial and national committees and boards, he has served as president of two regional chambers of commerce in New Brunswick and treasurer of the Centre international du développement de l’inforoute en français [International centre for the development of the information highway in French]. Passionate about postsecondary education and economic development, Michel Doucet was awarded the Prix de leadership communitaire by the City of Bathurst and the province of New Brunswick.