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IT Trainees Visit Leading Engineering Firm McCloskey International
27
April, 2017
A group of Level 2 Cambridge Diploma IT trainees from South West College travelled to McCloskey International to discover more about the crushing and screening plants they design and manufacture, the trainees also learned of the potential Engineering and IT jobs that are available within the company.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 27/04/2017 13:37:46
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South West College Staff Volunteer with Mencap
26
April, 2017
A group of staff from the South West College volunteered with learning disability charity Mencap recently at their Supported Living Service in Omagh. The volunteering was set up as part of a Staff Development Day at the College and helped Mencap tenants in two of their houses with gardening, weeding, planting and painting fences.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 26/04/2017 16:36:36
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South West Colleges Timothy Hagan is Gearing Towards UK Competition
21
April, 2017
Timothy Hagan has been titled as Northern Ireland Skill Auto Apprentice of the Year 2017, he will now compete in the UK wide heats of the competition.  Timothy is a Gold Motor Vehicle student at South West College, he is currently working as an apprentice in the Donnelly Group, Dungannon.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2017 10:58:13
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€5.8 Million EU Funding Announced to Develop Cross-Border Engineering Research & Innovation
21
April, 2017
The SEUPB has announced a funding offer of €5.8 million from the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme to South West College for the ‘Renewable Engine’ project, which will create a new Research & Innovation focused ‘super cluster’.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2017 10:27:22
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South West College Spark at SkillELECTRIC with Unprecedented Results
13
April, 2017
SkillELECTRIC is the premier skills competition for the UK’s electrical industry for best young electrician. The competition provides a platform to showcase best electrical apprentices and newly qualified electricians from across the UK participate in six regional heats to win a place in the competition’s outstanding final. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 13/04/2017 10:38:45
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Spanish Cuisine Master Class at South West College
07
April, 2017
Two Spanish lecturers visited South West College, Omagh campus, on a teaching placement funded through the Erasmus+ programme. Chef, Javier Andreu and a sommelier, Paco Ortiz, a trained wine professional, are tutors from Hotel Escuela, Madrid, which is a partner institute of South West College.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/04/2017 12:55:54
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Award Winning Hairdresser Joanne O’Neill
06
April, 2017
Joanne O'Neill spent the afternoon teaching students and hairdressers from the local Dungannon area her techniques and secrets at South West College, Dungannon campus.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 06/04/2017 15:53:42
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South West College Collect Twelve At SkillBuild NI
06
April, 2017
The SkillBuild NI Finals were held recently at Southern Regional College, with the AutoskillsNI Finals for Heavy Vehicle Repair and Light Vehicle Repair held at South West College, Omagh Campus. The competition, which is held annually, showcases the finest apprentices in Northern Ireland.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 06/04/2017 15:46:15
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Barry McCarron’s Passive House Research in New Zealand
06
April, 2017
Barry McCarron is South West College Research and Development Coordinator for the award winning CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies) at South West College in Enniskillen.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 06/04/2017 15:25:14
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FE Sector at the forefront of innovation leadership in Northern Ireland
04
April, 2017
On Tuesday 4th April senior leaders from across Northern Ireland’s Further Education (FE) sector and the Department for the Economy (DfE) came together with key stakeholders from Invest NI, Innovate UK, and InterTrade Ireland, to strengthen the sectors focus on innovation development and growth.  
  • Troy Prenter
  • 04/04/2017 12:59:23
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SWC to the Fore again with Construction 2020 event
31
March, 2017
South West College has once again shown itself to be a leader in sustainable construction with the development of the Passive Lab at its Technology & Skills Centre campus.  The Passive Lab, which is the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland will be launching on the 4th of April at the ‘Sustainable Construction 2020’ event. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 31/03/2017 12:10:03
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Making It In The Beauty Industry
29
March, 2017

On Monday 20th March the HND Hair and Beauty Final Year students from South West College, Omagh held a Career’s Convention event at Dungannon campus for all of the Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Students. 

  • Troy Prenter
  • 29/03/2017 16:43:11
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Great British Barber Bash at Dungannon Campus
29
March, 2017
The Great British Barber Bash (GBBB) showcase events all over the world from London to Dubai, demonstrating the latest barbering techniques to their audience. Four top barbers including Ryan Cullen from Armagh and Conor Taaffe from Drogheda, are leading the way in barbering.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 29/03/2017 16:40:19
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South West College Erne Campus given the green light from planning
22
March, 2017
South West College is delighted to announce that formal planning permission for the development of a new College Campus, on the site of the old Erne hospital, has now been granted.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 22/03/2017 20:55:27
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South West College Confucius Project Students China Bound
21
March, 2017
Students from South West College Enniskillen, Omagh and Dungannon campuses have joined with students from the Loreto Grammar Omagh, Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, Bangor Academy and Lagan College for the trip of a lifetime to China.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/03/2017 15:34:41
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Opportunities in Digital Manufacturing
18
January, 2017
South West College recently presented “Opportunities in Digital Manufacturing” at the College’s state of the art Passive Pavilion in the Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/01/2017 10:50:00
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Great British Barber Bash held at SWC
17
January, 2017
The Great British Barber Bash (GBBB) showcase events all over the world from Omagh to Dubai, demonstrating the latest barbering techniques to their audience. Two barbers Ryan Cullen from Armagh and Conor Taaffe from Drogheda, are leading the way in barbering, and their success is known all over the world. They held a Barber Bash at South West College, Omagh campus, in which hairdressers and barbers from the Omagh area attended.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/01/2017 16:19:39
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Students Are Getting Career Ready at McCloskey International
21
December, 2016
On Thursday 15th December nine Career Ready students and two staff went to McCloskey International at Coalisland, for a factory visit and master class on interview skills. The students went in two groups around the factory seeing up close as huge crushing, screening and washing machines and conveyors were fabricated.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/12/2016 16:14:42
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Career Ready SWC Students Enjoy a Capital Experience
16
December, 2016
On 8th December, twelve Engineering, Science and IT Career Ready students and two tutors took a trip to London for a Capital Experience.  They met at Dungannon Campus car park at 4.30 am, surprisingly bright eyed and chatty but knew it was going to be a long day as they planned to return 10 pm that night.  
  • Troy Prenter
  • 16/12/2016 13:18:51
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Zambian Students Graduate through South West College Virtual Learning
14
December, 2016
Five Zambian students were among the 450 Higher Education students that graduated today at South West College Higher Education ceremony at Omagh Leisure Centre.  The students Francis Mutale, Obedient Kacheche, Patrick Chingaipe, Phales Mizinga, and Zachariah Manda, benefited from South West College’s Virtual Learning programme with support of Direct Aid For Africa (DAFA) and Fatima Secondary School Zambia.
  • 14/12/2016 10:39:31
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SWC Sign Chinese Memorandum of Understanding
12
December, 2016
As part of an educational mission to Wuhan City in the Hubei Province of China,South West College and Xiangyang Vocational and Technical College have sign a memorandum of Understanding. The memorandum was signed in Beijing on the 8th December by Malachy McAleer CEO SWC,  李菲 Li Fei, President of Xiangyang College and countersigned by First Minister Arlene Foster MLA.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/12/2016 14:26:42
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Success for SWC at The Plaisterers’ Training Awards 2016
29
November, 2016
The 18th Annual Plaisterers’ Training Awards were held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London. The event was attended by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Lord Moutevans and over 170 other guests. The awards represent the plastering and dry-lining trade, Training Colleges, Independent Training Providers, City Livery Companies. With particular links to organisations actively involved in construction skills training. Daniel McAteer represented South West College; he was nominated by one of his lectures Noel McIntyre, from the Omagh campus.  
  • 29/11/2016 15:47:58
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Gold Medal for Stuart at SWC at Skillbuild UK
23
November, 2016
SkillBuild is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK, it has been on the go for over forty-five years, the UKs most talented apprentices compete against each other to be awarded SkillBuild champion in their chosen trade and be part of the UK team. 
  • 23/11/2016 12:25:41
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SWC Students Depart for Sweden
16
November, 2016
A group of 12 students from South West College are currently attending a three week work placement with their lectures in Helsingborg, Sweden funded through Erasmus+. There are six Childcare Learning Development and six Health and Social Care students from across all three SWC campuses. They were placed in a variety of organisations on their related discipline. Child Care students were placed at an International School in Helsingborg in both pre-primary and primary classes, whilst Health Care students experienced work in three different care homes and special needs centres. 
  • 16/11/2016 10:03:37
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Opportunities in Digital Manufacturing
01
November, 2016
The CREST Centre, at South West College will host an ‘Opportunities in Digital Manufacturing’ event on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 10.00am.  The event will be a forum for discussion and networking in relation to current trends in manufacturing such as; 3D Printing, Product Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.
  • 01/11/2016 09:22:43
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EuroSTEAM project made possible after securing Erasmus+ funding.
31
October, 2016
South West College has been successful in gaining Erasmus+ funding for the EuroSTEAM project. The
project kicked off with a partner meeting on 26th October 2016, hosting the participants of the project in South West College Stem Centre in Dungannon. The hosted partners included Italy, Spain, Portugal and Belgium. 
  • 31/10/2016 09:31:51
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Wayne Denner, Entrepreneur, Influencer, Educator and Expert on Digital Media
25
October, 2016
Wayne Denner an influential speaker, author and expert in Online Reputation and Wellbeing. Wayne’s message was to learn to protect and improve your personal digital presence. He set up Ireland’s First Social Network platform in the early noughties before Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and Bebo. Wayne is an Entrepreneur, Educator and Trainer, he is known for his engaging approach with young people and businesses. 
  • 25/10/2016 14:46:46
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University Roadshow Northern Ireland 2016
25
October, 2016
The University Roadshow Northern Ireland rocked up at SWC campuses to provide students with information on universities in Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Europe. University Roadshow NI is part of Education Recruitment & Marketing which offer specialised consultancy on education for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teacher recruitment and nursing and healthcare recruitment. 
  • 25/10/2016 14:42:09
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Fresher’s Fayre
25
October, 2016
South West College recently held their Fresher Fayre at Dungannon, Enniskillen and Omagh campuses. The fayre seen another year of excellent turn out from students and trade stands filled with information and freebies for students, such as pens, pencils, thermal mugs, wrist bands, frisbees and free pizza. 
  • 25/10/2016 14:37:48
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South West College Awarded €1 million Erasmus+ Funding
25
October, 2016
South West College (SWC) has successfully secured €1 million of Erasmus+ funding in this year’s funding round. The College, which has a strong history of European exchanges and partnerships, is now positioned as one of the UK’s leading organisations in Erasmus+ projects achieving funding under all three key actions covered by the programme; Higher Education, Vocational Education, and Youth Development.
  • 25/10/2016 12:47:02
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South West College urge students to Mind their Head
10
October, 2016
On Monday 10th October, as part of mental health awareness, South West College (SWC) hosted a 'Put it in Your Phone Day’ to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 10/10/2016 13:55:14
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South West College retains place among UK’s best STEM providers
29
September, 2016
South West College has retained its position among the UK's top providers of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education, it was confirmed today.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 29/09/2016 09:35:16
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Errigal Contracts Apprenticeships Go Live
27
September, 2016
The first 16 apprentices have today started an all-new course in Interior Systems (Dry Lining).
The training programme which is in partnership with South West College is the first accredited course in the South West Region. Apprentices will gain valuable on-the-job experience whilst studying part time for the industry-leading qualification.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 27/09/2016 13:39:12
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New Undergraduate Top Up Degrees now available at SWC
16
September, 2016
South West College (SWC) working in partnership with the Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast are currently engaging on an ambitious project entitled ‘Project 10’.  Project 10 is a forward thinking programme designed to deliver Higher Education to Degree Level (Level 6) in the South West Region through the establishment of a rural university base.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 16/09/2016 13:35:00
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Construction Information Evening
05
September, 2016

South West College held an information evening on construction courses and options available at all South West College campuses. Local businesses who work closely with the college attended the evening to talk to students about career opportunities and progression prospects within Northern Ireland construction companies.

  • Troy Prenter
  • 05/09/2016 11:47:53
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Why Essential Skills Are Beneficial
30
August, 2016
Essential Skills are free courses to improve your communication skills, mathematic skills and technology skills. This involves improving listening, reading and writing skills, working with numbers and using computers. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 30/08/2016 13:04:21
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The Strickland Scholarship awarded to four students SWC
18
August, 2016
The Strickland Scholarship is a prestigious annual competition organised by South West College in association with Strickland Tracks. It is designed for those who are interested in a career in engineering. The competition is aimed at Foundation Degree in Engineering students. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/08/2016 16:04:11
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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
18
August, 2016
Accounting is a popular career choice. It was once seen as a specialised discipline associated primarily with mathematical geniuses it is now more accessible, with advances in computing meaning that it is less about natural numerical skill and more about aptitude and training.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/08/2016 15:58:05
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Access Diploma in Computing could be your route to University
17
August, 2016
Facing redundancy or being unemployed can be a challenging time. However it can also indicate a new beginning, breaking the mould and trying something new. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/08/2016 16:17:48
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South West College provides Keystone Ltd with the Design Skills to Succeed
11
August, 2016
South West College has provided local manufacturing company Keystone Lintels Ltd part of the Keystone Group, with training in 3D Design through the Skills Focus Programme funded by the Department for the Economy.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 11/08/2016 16:00:06
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Ó Muilleoir confirms commitment to protect EU funding on visit to Fermanagh and South West College
03
August, 2016

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has visited Enniskillen today for a number of engagements.

During his trip he met with representatives from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and visited the South West College and Waterways Ireland Headquarters.

  • Troy Prenter
  • 03/08/2016 14:45:13
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£30,000 Career Opportunities with Errigal Contracts and South West College
07
July, 2016
South West College Technology and Skills Centre in partnership with Errigal Contracts hosted an event to launch an all new Apprenticeship course in Interior Systems (Dry Lining), on Wednesday 29th June.  At the well-attended event representatives from Errigal Contracts and South West College took the opportunity to brief the audience on the new ‘earn while you learn’ employment focused opportunities available. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/07/2016 15:26:53
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SWC Students Pedal for Pounds
18
May, 2016
Students studying Level 3 Sports Studies organised an innovative fundraising event ‘Pedal for Pounds’ in the Dungannon Campus of South West College on Wednesday 27th April, in aid of the Buddy Bear Trust.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/05/2016 14:40:17
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SWC Art students showcase their talents at The Higher Bridges Gallery
18
May, 2016
The Higher Bridges Gallery in Enniskillen is the venue for this year’s South West College Art Exhibition. A number of the regions finest budding artists work will be on display until the 28th May. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/05/2016 14:26:20
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South West College host first CIPD Networking Event
12
May, 2016
South West College was the chosen venue for the first networking meeting of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) recently, and was attended by academics from across Northern Ireland.
 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/05/2016 11:55:00
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Memorandum of Understanding Signed by Ulster University and South West College
22
March, 2016
A significant Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Ulster University and South West College in the presence of First Minister Arlene Foster at Stormont Castle Monday 21 March 2016.  This agreement has been established as part of a SMART Region initiative spearheaded by First Minister Foster. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 22/03/2016 10:02:34
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Regional finals of SkillbuildNI to be held at SWC
29
February, 2016
The launch of the SkillBuildNI competition took place at the Technology and Skills Centre campus of South West College recently. The competition, which is held annually, pits the finest apprentices in Northern Ireland against each other. Trainees from 12 different trades contest against each other on the first step of their journey to the World Skills competition.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 29/02/2016 15:40:00
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Proposed images unveiled of world-leading South West College Erne Campus
29
February, 2016
It’s exciting times ahead for the staff and students at South West College in Enniskillen with the prospects of a brand new Campus drawing ever closer. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 29/02/2016 12:22:51
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'Get Engineering' Careers Fair 2016
08
February, 2016
On Saturday 5th march 2016 the Get Engineering Careers fair will again be held at South West College Dungannon Campus from 10.00am – 3.00pm. The event will celebrate engineering excellence across Tyrone and encourage more people to ‘get engineering.’
  • 08/02/2016 16:19:53
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SOUTH WEST COLLEGE HOST FIRST IN SERIES OF HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCES
04
February, 2016
South West College played host to the Higher Education Enhancement Conference in it’s Dungannon campus. This was the first in a series of collaborative events that will be designed to support continuous personal development within the Higher Education sector.
  • 04/02/2016 16:15:35
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‘Oops-a-Daisy’
03
February, 2016

STEP Horticulture students from South West College (SWC) set up business ‘Oops-a daisy’ and won ‘Highly Commended’ in the Team Programme at Young Enterprise Event and now move on to a regional competition against local schools.

  • 03/02/2016 11:27:51
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Farry launches South West College Open Day
21
January, 2016
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today launched the next round of open days to be held in the six local further education Colleges. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/01/2016 15:49:17
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Search for 2016 Apprentice of the Year begins
04
January, 2016
Nominations are now open for the three award categories; Apprentice of the Year Award, Higher Level Apprentice of the Year Award and the Innovation in Partnership Award for Employers and Training Suppliers.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 04/01/2016 12:48:26
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South West College AutoTec Students take home the medals at UK Skills Show
08
December, 2015
Following a three day competition hosted at the NEC, Birmingham, the winners for the IMI Skill Auto 2015 competition have been announced with a massive success for South West College Motor Vehicle students.

Connor McGaughey; from Mountfield an NVQ Level 3 Motor Vehicle student at South West College Omagh Campus and an employee of Kelly's Garage Mountfield took home a Gold Medal in the AutoTec competition. His classmate Seamus Goodfellow an employee of Ballina Car Auto Repair won bronze in the same category.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/12/2015 12:16:42
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South West College Virtualisation Programme making a real difference to Zambian Children
08
December, 2015
As part of South West College’s widening participation agenda, and embracing international partnerships, South West College is committed to growing its online presence and capability. The college has moved to the next level by virtualising the college curriculum offer both nationally and internationally. One such project is the delivery of a fully online course with students in Zambia.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/12/2015 12:11:54
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Dalradian Gold Launch Support Scheme for Local Students
20
October, 2015
Co.Tyrone mineral development and exploration company Dalradian Gold Ltd. (DGL) has launched a bursary programme for students of South West College.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 20/10/2015 14:24:59
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Further Education sector is vital to the prosperity of the NI economy
20
October, 2015
The prosperity and resilience of a rebalanced Northern Ireland economy will rely on a thriving Further Education sector, a panel of training and industry specialists told business leaders at a major conference organised by Colleges NI.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 20/10/2015 13:21:56
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Farry visits Higher Level Apprentices at South West College
20
October, 2015
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has visited South West College in Omagh where he met a number of Higher Level Apprentices.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 20/10/2015 13:10:38
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Farry visits Higher Level Apprentices at South West College
16
October, 2015
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has visited South West College in Omagh where he met a number of Higher Level Apprentices.
  • 16/10/2015 12:33:04
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Businesses urged to 'Recruit Smart’ with new Higher Level Apprenticeships
25
September, 2015
South West College, supported by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL), Ulster University, Queen’s University and many leading employers across the South West region is delighted to announce a major new jobs initiative for the South West region.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 25/09/2015 12:35:28
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SWC Student wins Electrical Apprentice of the Year
22
September, 2015
Fermanagh student, Stuart Graham won Apprentice of the Year at Northern Irelands Electrical Awards held in the Hilton Hotel Belfast last week.
 
  • 22/09/2015 15:41:36
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Minister addresses South West College Strategy Day
18
August, 2015
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today addressed a special South West College event that examined how innovative skills and training provision can stimulate jobs and growth in Fermanagh and Tyrone.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/08/2015 15:30:41
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Students urged to build a foundation for success at South West College
18
August, 2015
South West College’s Higher Education courses, designed in partnership with employers and universities, are propelling a record number of students towards degree qualifications and brighter career prospects. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/08/2015 15:05:08
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SWC in running for prestigious sustainability award
18
August, 2015
South West College (SWC) is vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector, having made the shortlist for finalist in the ‘best newcomer’ category for work in the area of sustainability with the prestigious Green Gown Awards, presented by the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges (EAUC).
  • Troy Prenter
  • 18/08/2015 15:04:19
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Curious campers attend SWC computing summer camp
14
August, 2015

School may be out for summer but the learning didn’t stop for a group of curious campers who attended the Creative Computing Summer Camp at the South West College STEM Centre, 27th – 31st July.

  • Aidan Kelly
  • 14/08/2015 13:24:12
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Clean sweep for South West College Motor Vehicle students
10
July, 2015
Conor McGaughey, Seamus Goodfellow and Gareth Murphy achieved first, second and third respectively in the WorldSkills Auto Tec UK Heats at Jaguar/Land Rover Training Academy in Leamington Spa last week.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 10/07/2015 11:48:05
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South West College Addresses Demand for Electrical Apprentices
09
July, 2015
With signs of improved activity and job prospects in the local construction industry, South West College (SWC) Omagh Campus, in partnership with local employers hosted an employer engagement evening to introduce prospective students to electrical apprenticeship programmes available at the college.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 09/07/2015 16:11:41
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South West College wins national education award
08
July, 2015
South West College has won Most Innovative BTEC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year 2015 at the National BTEC Awards.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/07/2015 16:44:34
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Local Finalists at VQ Awards
08
July, 2015
Local engineering student, Gavin Clarke and manufacturing engineering company, Terex Powerscreen were announced as finalists at the recent Northern Ireland Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards held at Parliament Buildings.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/07/2015 12:37:30
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Site Carpentry skills excel at South West College
30
June, 2015
For the 5th year in a row a Carpentry and Joinery student at South West College Omagh Campus has taken first place at the Northern Ireland SkillBuild Finals.  
  • Troy Prenter
  • 30/06/2015 13:11:01
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South West College awarded Employer of the Year
30
June, 2015
South West College picked up another top accolade at the Irish News Workplace & Employment Awards in Titanic Belfast recently.  
  • Troy Prenter
  • 30/06/2015 13:08:14
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South West College Making a Difference
17
June, 2015
Staff and students from South West College (SWC) pictured at the recent launch of the college’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) brochure, which looks beyond the physical college and outlines the college’s community services, fundraising endeavours and health and wellbeing activities.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/06/2015 15:38:48
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South West College Engineers Success at the Apprentice of the Year Awards
02
June, 2015
South West College (SWC) had good reason to celebrate at the recent Department for Employment and Learning’s Apprentice of the Year Awards 2015.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 02/06/2015 10:32:30
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Innovative Further Education Students Claim Their Rewards
02
June, 2015
Colleges NI officially unveiled Further Education’s top innovators today (Wednesday 27th May) and rewarded them for coming up with a raft of exciting new projects linked to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
  • Troy Prenter
  • 02/06/2015 10:29:03
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Event shows how Further Education is a key driver for growth and jobs
20
May, 2015
Some of Northern Ireland’s biggest companies today teamed up at Parliament Buildings to show how working along the regional Further Education Colleges, were helping drive the NI economy.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 20/05/2015 16:47:36
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Building the foundations for a sustainable future
20
May, 2015
Pictured are students from the SOLAS Momentum BUILD programme along with their tutor Fiona Brazill (South West College) and Program Manager Dympna McCarron (Cavan Innovation and Technology Centre) who recently visited the South West College’s new award-winning CREST Centre in Enniskillen. This sustainable construction programme aims to equip jobseekers with the skills, qualifications and access to work opportunities in the growing sector of sustainable construction. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 20/05/2015 16:45:29
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Health & Social Care success for SWC at Worldskills UK Regional Heats
20
May, 2015
Two local Health & Social Care students Philomena McGoldrick and Janet Jones represented South West College in the WorldSkills UK Regional heats in Birmingham recently.  Both girls performed outstandingly, with Philomena McGoldrick securing 3nd place overall in her regional heat.  Philomena and Janet are currently studying a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care at SWC Omagh Campus.  Both students were chosen by their tutors to enter this year’s WorldSkills UK.  This is the College’s first endeavour into the competition in the Health & Social category.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 20/05/2015 16:43:33
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Local super skilled construction apprentices compete at Skillbuild NI 2015
15
May, 2015
The best local construction apprentices from across Northern Ireland tested their skills in 11 different construction trades at Skillbuild NI 2015, held at Belfast Metropolitan College’s Castlereagh campus on 29th and 30th April.
  • Troy Prenter
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Engineering students visit HQ of iconic global brand JCB
15
May, 2015
The BTEC Diploma in Engineering team of students, along with their tutor, Uel Little from South West College (SWC) Dungannon recently visited the JCB Headquarters in Staffordshire, England to find out more about the iconic global brand, renowned for its pioneering spirit and positioned as one of the world’s top 3 leading construction and agriculture machinery manufacturers.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 15/05/2015 14:50:30
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Youth Programme Celebration Event
15
May, 2015
Young people from across counties Tyrone and Fermanagh celebrated gaining a range of qualifications, new friends and a new direction in life through an innovative and inclusive learning programme launched by South West College (SWC) in September 2014.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 15/05/2015 14:48:28
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#DigiDayWest Puts Fermanagh on the Digital Map
13
May, 2015
On 12th May, the First Stop Shop hosted #DigiDayWest, the first digital marketing conference to be held in the North West of Ireland, which saw some of Ireland’s leading names in the field of digital marketing descend upon Enniskillen.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 13/05/2015 16:13:29
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Tapestry of Talent Showcased at College's end of year Art Exhibition
11
May, 2015
The South West College Foundation Diploma in Art and Design class of 2015 welcomed their family, friends and special guests to the hugely popular and widely anticipated end of year art exhibition, hosted at the Higher Bridges Gallery at the Clinton Centre in Enniskillen from 8th – 22nd May.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 11/05/2015 16:32:25
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South West College shortlisted for responsibility award
06
May, 2015
South West College has been shortlisted for a Responsible Business Award by Business in the Community Northern Ireland. Shortlisted in the Employer of Choice category sponsored by Arthur Cox Solicitors, South West College has demonstrated excellence in motivating and developing employees in a healthy and inclusive workplace which offers opportunities for all.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 06/05/2015 15:01:47
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Young team from SWC Omagh named 2015 NI People’s Prize winners of Money for Life Challenge
30
April, 2015
Motor Vehicle Movers, a team of young people from South West College (SWC) in Omagh, are celebrating today having been named People’s Prize winners at the Northern Ireland final of Lloyds Banking Group’s Money for Life Challenge, a UK-wide competition to inspire better money management skills in communities across the UK.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 30/04/2015 10:08:41
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SWC Essential Skills leaners scoop county titles
23
April, 2015
South West College Essential Skills learners, Elizabeth O’Neill from Enniskillen and Bernard Green from Omagh have been awarded the County Fermanagh and County Tyrone (respectively) 2015 Essential Skills Learner of the Year award, at the annual Essential Skills Awards ceremony, which took place at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University, Belfast.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 23/04/2015 10:34:27
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SWC to host Mental Health Event for Cycle Against Suicide
21
April, 2015
Irish charity, Cycle Against Suicide has announced that its all-Ireland Cycle Against Suicide bike ride will visit Omagh on Wednesday 29th April and the charity has chosen South West College (SWC) as an anchor college to co-host an amazing mental health event during the lunch-time stop.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2015 12:02:06
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Goldmark Award for local volunteer
21
April, 2015
Local volunteer Jonathan Logan is passionate about making a difference and volunteering allows him to see the benefits of working to help those with an intellectual disability to make a difference to their own lives and within their community.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2015 11:47:16
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South West College and 24 firms engineer unique jobs event
21
April, 2015
South West College (SWC) Dungannon and 24 employers teamed up to pitch opportunities in the world of engineering to young people at a recent unique careers event.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 21/04/2015 09:58:17
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Engineering Careers Fair
19
March, 2015
South West College Technology and Skills Centre in Enniskillen are delighted to host an engineering careers fair this Saturday 21st March from 10.30am – 12.30pm.  The event will give students interested in a career in engineering the opportunity to visit the premises, receive tours of the facilities and meet with tutors and representatives from 9 local engineering employers who will be in attendance to discuss career options, job opportunities and the qualities they look for in employees.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 19/03/2015 12:52:32
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South West College championing business and international development for the West
19
March, 2015
South West College recently hosted Arlene Foster MLA Minister for Enterprise Trade and Investment and Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland (NI) at the Image Studio in its Enniskillen Campus. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 19/03/2015 10:46:20
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IT and Games Students Explore the Knowledge Economy
12
March, 2015
IT and Games students from South West College, Omagh, enjoyed a visit from Peter Edgar, Programme Manager, with NISP CONNECT on Thursday 5th March 2015, to explore the Northern Ireland Knowledge Economy and various programmes which support innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/03/2015 14:51:28
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South West College STEP Students are all heart for the British Heart Foundation
23
February, 2015
It was all for a good cause at South West College recently, when the STEP students at South West College Omagh Campus took part in ‘Wear it, Beat it’ fundraising activities in aid of the British Heart Foundation. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 23/02/2015 10:50:02
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SWC to tackle Young People's Mental Health Stigma
12
February, 2015
A mental health awareness conference entitled 'Young Minds Matter' was launched on Monday 9th February 2015 at the South West College (SWC), Omagh. The conference, which will be held on Wednesday 25th February at SWC Omagh, has been organised as part of the College's Outreach Programme in association with NIAMH (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health), PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) and WHSCT (Western Health and Social Care Trust). 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/02/2015 10:21:39
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Future looks bright for young entrepreneurs of tomorrow
17
December, 2014
Students from South West College (SWC) were awarded for their promising business projects at this year’s Future Student of Business Awards, which is organised jointly by the Federation of Small Business and Colleges Northern Ireland at Titanic Belfast.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/12/2014 10:45:58
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South West College Hosts Early Years Conference
15
December, 2014
Early years and pre-school educators from across Counties Tyrone and Fermanagh gathered at the South West College (SWC) in Enniskillen for an early years conference aimed at addressing current issues in early years education. The conference was also attended by staff and students from a range of childcare and early years programmes at the college.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 15/12/2014 08:30:00
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NI students take bridge to success with SSE Airtricity Scholarship Fund Programme
12
December, 2014
SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy provider, has handed a welcome financial boost to twenty-two students from Ulster University and South West Regional College, through a £100,000 Scholarship Fund. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/12/2014 14:02:15
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South West College Fries up a Recipe for Student Success
08
December, 2014
Catering students at South West College are on ‘frying’ form thanks to the launch of a new business engagement initiative which aims to tap into local specialist knowledge in the catering industry.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/12/2014 12:45:56
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Celebrating the Entrepreneurs of the Next Generation
05
December, 2014
The hard work and creativity of future entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland, is set to be acknowledged at the Future Student of Business Awards taking place at Titanic Belfast this week. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 05/12/2014 14:56:14
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Gold Award for South West College
26
November, 2014
South West College has been recognised for its work in training the bookkeepers of the future with a Gold Centre award from the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB).
  • Troy Prenter
  • 26/11/2014 14:44:00
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South West College Collects 3 Awards at the Plaisterers' Awards
12
November, 2014
South West College received 3 awards at the 16th Annual Plaisterers’ Training Awards, held at the Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London on Tuesday 4th November. The awards recognise the highest standards of achievement in training and education within the UK plastering trade.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/11/2014 10:02:05
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NI BIM Technology and Design Showcase
11
November, 2014
South West College, Omagh Campus will host an NI BIM Technology and Design Showcase on Wednesday 19th November. This free event will comprise of a host of demonstrations, workshops and guest talks relating to the latest technologies and design procedures. The event has been organised by NI BIM Hub in partnership with South West College and Ulster University, due to the rapid increase in industry demand for BIM technology advice and guidance.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 11/11/2014 11:48:02
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Coffee and cakes for charity
17
October, 2014
Staff and students at South West College flocked to the college’s restaurants on 26th September for coffee and cakes, all in aid of Macmillan’s World’s Largest Coffee Morning, its flagship national fundraising event. The event raised £1200.00, which will be used to provide invaluable cancer support services across the local area of Tyrone and Fermanagh. 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/10/2014 14:14:47
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The Further Education sector supports widening access to participation in Higher Education
17
October, 2014
The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings was the venue for this week’s special event to showcase the role of the six regional Further Education (FE) Colleges in widening participation to Higher Education. The event, sponsored by the Committee for Employment and Learning, was attended by key stakeholders including business and trade union representatives, MLAs, as well as staff and students from the six regional Further Education Colleges.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/10/2014 13:06:09
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Local lad’s success at European stock car racing
15
October, 2014
19 year old South West College student Jordan Rochford is pictured with his recent accolades won on the stock car racing scene.
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South West College Launches New Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services
10
October, 2014
South West College recently launched a new Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services in a drive to support the development of this economically important sector.
The apprenticeship is fully-funded by the Department for Employment and Learning and has been developed in collaboration with the Financial Skills Partnership, based on the sector needs and specific requirements of local employers.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 10/10/2014 14:54:20
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Local Motor Vehicle Apprentice Triumphs at Euroskills 2014
09
October, 2014
South West College motor vehicle apprentice Declan McGrath, from Belleek, County Fermanagh scooped a gold medal in automotive technology at the recent EuroSkills competition in Lille, France.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 09/10/2014 09:53:16
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Zambian Students Graduate from Award Winning Programme
09
October, 2014
A class of Zambian students have graduated from South West College, having successfully completed an award winning online learning programme in information technology, delivered by the college, and sponsored by local charity Direct Aid for Africa (DAFA). 
  • Troy Prenter
  • 09/10/2014 09:27:04
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South West College delivers e-learning to Zambia’s young people
03
October, 2014
South West College’s Zambia e-Learning project has been highly commended at the recent DANI Awards, Northern Ireland’s premier digital industry awards, which celebrate the best of Northern Ireland’s digital and creative talent.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 03/10/2014 15:32:06
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Omagh Engineering student building the right Foundation for his career
30
September, 2014
Aaron O'Neill from Gortin near Omagh and FP McCann have engineered a successful partnership through Aaron's Civil Engineering Foundation degree.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 30/09/2014 16:53:09
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College is Top of the Class for Health & Wellbeing Good Practice
15
September, 2014
Following a recent cross college assessment by the Investors in People (IiP), South West College has become the first college in Northern Ireland to receive the Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award in recognition of their commitment to the health and wellbeing of staff.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 15/09/2014 16:48:06
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Fermanagh Student Declan McGrath set for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
09
September, 2014
Declan Mcgrath age 20 from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and currently employed at Bundoran Motors, Co Donegal, Ireland was named as one of the competitors for Squad UK (Automotive Technology) for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015 after competing over three days of intense competition at Emtec Nottingham. Declan was invited to take part in Squad UK after excelling at the WorldSkills UK Pre-Selection Skills Competitions.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 09/09/2014 10:59:49
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World-leading expert makes the case for virtualisation at South West College
08
September, 2014
Interactive and virtual technologies can help transform rural learning in Northern Ireland, a world-leading expert told a packed South West College in Omagh recently. John Fillwalk, Director of the acclaimed Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts at Ball State University in Indiana, delivered a two-day workshop on virtual worlds and education as part of the SWC strategy to increase access to online classrooms and learning.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/09/2014 12:50:57
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SSE Airtricity launches new educational bursary scholarship funded from wind energy
08
September, 2014
SSE Airtricity, Northern Ireland’s second largest energy provider, has partnered with two of Northern Ireland’s largest education providers, the University of Ulster and South West College, to launch the SSE  SSE Airtricity Scholarship in what is a major boost to students from the West and North-West of the country.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 08/09/2014 09:57:26
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Foundation degrees enrolments soar at South West College
07
August, 2014
Demand for low cost and locally-based routes to honours degrees has resulted in record numbers of students signing up for foundation degrees, according to new figures from South West College.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/08/2014 17:04:42
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‘DJ Chris-e’ from Omagh Reigns Supreme
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June, 2014
Local lad, ‘DJ Chris-e’ from Omagh reigned supreme in the DJ category at the recent Music Skills NI competition at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 27/06/2014 14:59:20
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South West College and 300 Pupils impress top Chinese officials
18
June, 2014
More than 300 pupils wowed a delegation of high-ranking diplomats in Dungannon today as they put newly learned Mandarin Chinese skills to the test.
  • Troy Prenter
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Richard sets his sights on Brazil 2015
11
June, 2014
Richard Cahoon, from Cookstown, will this week take on the best in the UK to hopefully secure a place in the World Skills UK panel heading to Brazil in 2015.  Richard, who has already been successful at regional and national level, will compete in an intensive five day event as part of the World Skills Auto Competition (MTEC) in Nottingham that runs from the 14th – Friday 18th June.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 11/06/2014 14:46:42
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Innovation shines through College BEST Awards
06
June, 2014
Science and engineering, life sciences, software development and creative industries featured in the annual College BEST (Business & Education through Training & Skills) Awards. The awards celebrate the creative and innovative talent within Northern Ireland’s six regional further education (FE) colleges in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
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South West College Dungannon scoops top award on VQ Day
05
June, 2014
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has announced the winners of the Northern Ireland VQ Learner of the Year and VQ Employer of the Year on Vocational Qualification (VQ) Day 2014.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 05/06/2014 16:09:45
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South West College & Terex Powerscreen Together, A winning Team
29
May, 2014
South West College and Terex Powerscreen have been awarded the Innovation in Partnership Award at this year’s Apprentice of the Year awards at Hillsborough Castle.
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Young Adult Mental Health Awareness Conference
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May, 2014
South West College, Niamh (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health) and Cookstown District Council recently joined forces to host a hugely successful conference in a bid to help erase stigmas surrounding mental health issues among young people.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 22/05/2014 16:01:01
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Outstanding Award for an Outstanding College
12
May, 2014
South West College was recently acknowledged for outstanding practice of running ASDAN courses by ASDAN Education, a pioneering curriculum development organisation and awarding body.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/05/2014 15:08:31
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South West College Florists Bloom at Chelsea Qualifying Event
07
May, 2014
Dublin based Florists and students of South West College, Ciara Quigley and Karen Massey were recently announced as the first and second prize winners, respectively, at the Irish Chelsea Hub qualifying heat.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/05/2014 13:21:43
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Internship Programme set to boost key employability skills                         in the South West region
02
May, 2014
South West College in association with the Western Health and Social Services Trust have announced a new Smart Region Internship Programme.
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Local Volunteer hailed for work with young people
17
April, 2014
Omagh volunteer Johanne McCanny was recently announced as the recipient of the annual Ross McCartney Volunteer Award in recognition for her outstanding work and commitment in supporting young offenders.
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South West College is officially a Grade 1 Outstanding College
17
April, 2014
The Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) has officially declared South West College as a Grade 1 College.  The College is the only Regional College in Northern Ireland to achieve this accolade ranking it among the top 4 colleges within the 350 across the UK.  
  • Troy Prenter
  • 17/04/2014 10:27:51
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Students Receive STEM Industry Bursaries
10
April, 2014
Four Foundation Degree students from South West College have each received a STEM Industry Bursary of £2500 as part of a collaboration between Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council and South West College.
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South West College Hosts an Evening with Award Winning Hairdresser Joanne O'Neill
10
April, 2014
The Dungannon Campus recently hosted an evening for the College’s trainee hairdressing students and industry professionals with the award winning Hairdresser, Joanne O’Neill.
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South West College working in partnership with industry
07
April, 2014
South West College in association with the Department for Employment and Learning and the Connected programme held a Business Breakfast for employers in the construction and engineering industry entitled ‘Working with Partners in Industry’ in the Gallery Restaurant Omagh Campus on Thursday 3rd April.  The event was held to promote engagement on Foundation degree courses at the College.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 07/04/2014 13:42:15
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Students Go digging for Gold
03
April, 2014
14 construction and civil engineering students from South West College in Omagh were given the rare chance to visit Gortin’s prospective gold mine recently – the Curraghinalt Project.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 03/04/2014 14:58:35
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Jenny's International Flower Power
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March, 2014

For the first time in history, Ireland will be represented at this summer’s Singapore Garden Festival ‘Windows to the World’ category as South West College student, Jenny Murphy accepts her invitation to showcase her creative blooms at Asia’s much awaited best garden and flower show.

  • Troy Prenter
  • 31/03/2014 16:13:17
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Young People Urged to Stay Connected for a Brighter Future
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March, 2014
Young people who have successfully completed the Connections programme at South West College were recently praised for their efforts in overcoming personal barriers to return to education, training or employment and urged to continue to believe in themselves to achieve their goals.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 24/03/2014 15:35:18
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South West College set to host the Northern Ireland Autoskills Finals
12
March, 2014
It has just been announced that South West College will be the venue for the Autoskills Northern Ireland regional finals on the 7th May 2014. This event will see the top motor vehicle and heavy vehicle technicians from across the province competing to claim the accolade of Northern Ireland Technician of the year 2014 for both categories.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 12/03/2014 10:44:37
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Declan competes for a place at World Skills Auto finals
04
February, 2014
This week will be no ordinary week for Declan McGrath from, Belleek.  Declan is due to take part in an intensive Auto Skills UK selection competition for the World Skills finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015.
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Richard sets his sights on Brazil 2015
04
February, 2014
Mechanics are certainly in the blood for Richard Cahoon, from Cookstown who is about to take part in an intensive Auto Skills UK selection competition for the World Skills finals in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015.
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South West College Embedding Diversity Review Report published
17
January, 2014
South West College recently held a launch for the research report conducted in relation to the College’s commitment to equality and diversity.
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South West College leading the way in renewable energy education
16
January, 2014
South West College is established as the lead educator in the area of wind turbine and renewable energy technologies in Northern Ireland.  This reputation has enabled the College to develop close links with the energy community in the UK, Europe and across the world.
  • Troy Prenter
  • 16/01/2014 14:29:21
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SWC’s Motor Vehicle Student proving a force to reckoned with on the rally scene
04
December, 2013
Patrick O’Brien from Mountfield, an NVQ Level 2 Motor Vehicle student at South West College Omagh Campus is taking the Rally world by storm as he continues to break records at junior and senior level.
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South West College gain Halfords seal of approval
03
December, 2013
Chris Millan, the UK Trade Accounts Manager for Halfords visited South West College Omagh Campus recently to reinforce support for the excellent work being done by the College’s Motor Vehicle team.
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South West College student dances to success at  Future Students of Business Awards
03
December, 2013
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today presented the ‘Future Students of Business Award’ to South West College student, Leanne O’Neill.
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New sign language App hailed as lasting legacy for successful deaf awareness project
02
December, 2013
The Deaf Communications Infrastructure Development (DCID) Project culminated recently with a conference held at the Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen.  The DCID project, funded by the European Union INTERREG IVA Programme, has run for the last 3 years and has given deaf people from the border areas of Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Monaghan, and Sligo an opportunity to teach Sign Language (either British or Irish) to the hearing people from these areas. 
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South West College awarded Prestigious Plaisterers’ Awards  for excellence in training
22
November, 2013
South West College has been awarded two prestigious honours at the 15th Annual Plaisterers’ Training Awards ceremony in London recently.
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Pink Pamper Party at South West College….something for everyone!
22
November, 2013
Beauty Therapy students of South West College are enthused to be organising a fundraising event along with Cancer Focus on Thursday 5 December 2013 from 10am to 7pm in the Dungannon Campus.
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South West College launches the first PTA in the Further Education Sector
18
November, 2013
South West College has just launched its Friends and Alumni Association with membership from across the Enniskillen, Omagh, Dungannon and Cookstown Campus areas.
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Latest success from the cross border Fusion project
13
November, 2013
The South West College are pleased to announce the completion of a cross border Fusion project, with Agri-Spread in Co. Mayo, as part of the InterTradeIreland funded programme.
  • 13/11/2013 18:02:33
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Launch of the Hair Razors Motor Club at South West College
28
October, 2013
South West College Hairdressing students have joined forces with Motor Vehicle students to launch a new pilot programme aimed at encouraging young women to take more responsibility for the maintenance and safety of their vehicles on the road.
  • 28/10/2013 18:12:44
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Pioneering computer games training now available at South West College
25
October, 2013
South West College, in conjunction with Digital Circle, is delighted to announce Unity 3D Training across Northern Ireland.
  • 25/10/2013 12:23:47
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Roofscape and South West College Secure Grant
25
October, 2013
Roofscape in partnership with the South West College has been successful in securing a grant of over £70,000 to help improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) that reside within the UK knowledge base.
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Dancing dragons dazzle Dungannon at Confucius Classroom Project launch
23
October, 2013
Dancing dragons descended on Dungannon last night as a traditional Chinese performance opened an important new South West College initiative.
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Success and more success for SWC Art and Design students
18
October, 2013

Ekadasi Ryan and Tanya Gatora, very talented students from the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at South West College, have had the privilege of having their art work featured in a publication by Heart Educational Supplies.

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Megan wins JP McManus Scholarship
08
October, 2013
Local Fintona girl Megan Mullan has been awarded the highly prestigious JP McManus Scholarship.
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South West College…yet another sustainability measure in place
08
October, 2013
South West College has just installed a 20kW Solar Photovoltaic Panel System at the Burn Road Campus in Cookstown demonstrating further its commitment to sustainability.
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Mike’s drive to take on Skill Auto UK challenge
16
September, 2013
Mike Collins, from Derryadd, Lisnaskea, is a finalist in the Skillauto Final at the NEC in Birmingham in November.
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Important increase in Higher Education places at South West College
13
September, 2013
Fermanagh and Tyrone students have had unprecedented good news this week as South West College has secured an additional 40 new Higher Education places in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects for this academic year.
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10 Reasons why you should choose South West College
21
August, 2013
We give you 10 reasons why South West College is the right college for you.
  • 21/08/2013 17:02:15
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South West College brings Mandarin Chinese language to Omagh Academy...
01
August, 2013
The provision of Mandarin Chinese language by South West College is opening routes to unprecedented global opportunities for Northern Ireland. The Hanban, China selected South West College as the North’s only Further Education College to be awarded the ‘Confucius Hub’ status.
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Apprentice of the Year Awards
30
July, 2013
South West College was delighted at the achievements of two of its Gold Engineering Programme students at the recent Apprentice of the Year Awards in Belfast, funded by the Department of Education and Learning.
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Soccer Academy launched at South West College
23
July, 2013
South West College was delighted today to launch the Soccer Academy at its Omagh Campus. The College has recognised for some time that it needs to include more practical elements in its sport programmes in order to give students improved access to first class coaching from different sports experts.
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Abundant opportunities in engineering at South West College...
23
July, 2013
South West College, Omagh, recently hosted an Engineering Summer School to give young people an insight into the range of engineering career pathways. The purpose of the day was to help young people clarify their understanding of the increasing range of courses in this field.
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South west region urged to become a hotbed for international business
14
June, 2013
The south west region has the potential to be become a hotbed for international business, a panel of industry leaders told a major conference held at South West College in Enniskillen today.
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First Irish team take Toque top spot
07
June, 2013
South West College has bagged Ireland its first NESTLÉ TOQUE D’OR® victory, while also continuing the all-girl winning streak from 2012, after being crowned the winner of the prestigious student catering competition at a ceremony at London’s Dorchester Hotel yesterday (4th June).
  • 07/06/2013 12:00:18
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South West College - the ‘BEST’ Students!
05
June, 2013
South West College was delighted with the tremendous achievements of its students in this year’s BEST Awards which took place recently in Armagh.
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South West College Students Influencing The World
28
May, 2013
Just a month before international leaders descend on the Lough Erne Hotel, the youth of Northern Ireland were offered the opportunity to partake in a Youth Summit and work on proposals which will be put forward to the world leaders when they arrive in Fermanagh for the international summit.
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